A longing for adventure is a component of human nature. The adventures that I am interested in are ones that can only exist in the realm of imagination. Fantasy has traditionally been a way to vicariously find that adventure. More recently, video games have allowed the player to become immersed in new worlds. Like video games, film, and fiction, my paintings also use imagery from fantasy worlds. A large portion of my work utilizes paradoxical humor through the juxtaposition of unlikely objects or settings and the anthropomorphization of inanimate objects that act as the protagonists in the stories ...