In my recent series of drawings, I use the invented hybrid insect as a metaphor, or a template, to examine the tenuous relationship between the natural world and the human consciousness. My insect drawings are a reformulation of documented forms of existence into representations that are at once empirical and ambiguous. By imposing a kind of synthesis between symmetry and imbalance, beauty and the grotesque, elegance and excess, my hope is to access an indeterminate space where associations and ideas can exist in a state of suspended animation, and where pattern and line culminate into myriad reinterpretations and decimations of original form.