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My recent work considers flatness as a conceptual and material strategy and end. Bad design, clip graphics, children's drawings, coloring book pages, junk mail, as well as appropriated advertisements and signs are layered against shallow monochromatic backdrops to draw attention to their own paste-ability. Originality disappears, making way for recycling, horizontal thoughts, absurdity and humor. Informed by Internet aesthetics, photography, amateurism, pop-cultural memes and the repurposed image, I ask: Is a partially loaded junk email worthy of a canvas? What does failed painting look like, and at what point does it collide with a darkened humor? What are the aesthetics of consumption? Inflated maleness? Frustrated potential? Fear?