Broken up with stencilled target detailing, this painting/collage was partly inspired by Abstract Expressionist pioneer Jasper Johns.
It was my first attempt at layering expressive painting and stencil work over free association writing, which in itself is a careful balance between free-form chaos and carefully curated order, much like my chosen painting process. Marrying these verbal and visual styles together excited me, and as a result the final piece is bubbling with energy.