These mixed media collisions verge on haphazard material explosions but are in fact self-contained eddies of content and form, culled from a diverse material drift, brimming with ideas and empathy. Odd, vulgar, trashy, they protrude from the wall unevenly to reveal moments of visual intrigue, material innovation, craft and poetry, as well as anxiety and dissolution. My obsessive iterative-ness opens the studio to a physical state of entropy (material breakdown and drift) that I employ in my efforts to compose finished works. I source materials freely trusting my eyes and impulse. My material choices are not random, nor reasoned, but speak to larger patterns and systems that act around, within and upon us. Painting and drawing anchor my creative efforts but shards and remnants of commercial packaging play a key role in my work. As a ‘future artifact’, I turn to commercial packaging as a ubiquitous, flat/foldable, fact-filled material source with readymade optic range that rivals the palettes of Monet to Massacio. I appropriate (discover) text fragments, fonts, graphics, corporate and cultural signage embedded in the work that seem relevant to the course of the work.