"My Spirits Within" is a deep and personal psychological exploration, which utilizes a macroscopic approach to producing highly colorful and graphic imagery. This approach navigates the inner landscapes of fruit and vegetables, guiding my intuition through the manipulation and experimentation of the use of form and color found within the living matter; ultimately revealing identities of my own inner Self.

Each image is the result of an immersive process of self-analysis completed with the purpose of finding deeper meaning and understanding of its symbolism. Part of  this process consists of writing a short poem for each image as a means to further express my personal understanding of the imagery.

This body of work is about Self-discovery and serves as a tool for healing and understanding. The organic nature of the fruits and vegetables enables the guided navigation into the revealing of My Spirits Within. The freedom I feel in making these images reflects my liberation from what is ultimately reveled in my imagery.

Pain
Pain

Unpredictable. Wildly unstable. The pain now typical. My life but a fable.

Defender
Defender

Eyes fiercely fixated Intense and stern. Your courage never faded. My safety, your concern.

Sinister
Sinister

Skin that sheds. A bite that is caustic. Not one but two heads. My attack has no logic.

Despair
Despair

Tentacles gripping, In total despair. Head in hands weeping Then clasping for prayer.

Friend
Friend

So highly aware, Intelligent and loyal. Your departure unfair, Now below rock and soil.

Gaurdian
Gaurdian

Your guardianship tested. Your presence surely felt. Odds and close calls bested, Humbled me as I knelt.

Kissed
Kissed

Transformation, A noble trait. Kisses of temptation Led by loving fate.

Sin Eater
Sin Eater

My sickness lifted, Into you it now lives. My health now re-gifted, Healing your life gives.

Cleansed
Cleansed

Strangled and burned, Falsely accused. Your neighbors not concerned. His powers, abused

Surge
Surge

Fearlessness en-grained Power surely felt. Passion now unchained A decent hand has been dealt.

Coiled
Coiled

Your slithering tongue Allusive and cunning. My last song sung, Your strike not becoming.

Observer
Observer

Something ancient you are Wise and omnipresent. Saddened when seen afar, Observing such pungent resentment.

Calculated
Calculated

Both hunger and prey, Obstacles to overcome. Finding pleasure in today, Something foreign to some.

Silent Hurt
Silent Hurt

Silent you were When trouble was present. Always never sure. For that, there's resentment.

Omniscience
Omniscience

Powerfully intense Yet chaos under control. My weaknesses you can sense, As well as the purity of my soul.

Haunted Reminder
Haunted Reminder

A warning of death And a reminder of life. Thankful I am for breath Your torment, my strife.