“Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart.”
- Bil Keane
As a young child I remember spending lazy summer afternoons lounging on the grass of our ample suburban lawn staring at the sky through the filtered frame of the tallest trees and their wavering limbs. My body physiologically remembers the feeling of peace, quiet and total calm that it would bring me. The experience of sitting under the protective limbs of a mature tree and having my body ooze into relaxation and my mind calm and reflective is the feeling I aim to replicate in my work. I want to instill moments of quiet, peace, joy, awe, wonderment and nostalgia in the viewer. I want to suspend reality and empty minds from the never ending to do lists.