" My work combines imagery and mediums to explore their aesthetic, material, and contextual relations. Hybrid abstractions are formed by collaging distorted fragments of imagery from different cultural sources and material sourced directly from my environment with textures, torn paper and paint. By removing imagery from its original source, I explore the transformation of images from documentation, cultural significance or advertisement into combinations that lack narrative. Memory and experience also influence the imagery found in the work, sourcing images that I have had a direct interaction with and transporting them into the paintings. These compositions question the relationship between the utilitarian and cultural aspects of imagery and the aesthetic values that attract viewers to them regardless of their understanding or relationship to the intended use. By using these aestheticized components the resulting works are abstract mash-ups of visual culture and the human experience. "