I started drawing houses when the Covid-19 pandemic first began; they were merely just little doodles in my early sketches, but then I saw the house shaped structures as a symbol for safe haven since this is where we were all told to stay. I was also working in a house that wasn’t my own when I drew my first home, you get a much different perspective on life when you are watching someone else live it in a place which doesn’t belong to you. Sometimes I felt safe, then there were days where I didn’t. I needed to create a universe where I knew I was in control of the chaos as well as being its master.
Houses are much like people; they have layers, like wood and insulation; moving parts, like boilers and water. Then there is us, the living organisms which keep all of these parts alive. I believe the places and the extraterrestrial life illustrated to be actual places which exist in our universe.
Over the last two years, the idea for the house structure changed into what I like to use as my current motif; the positives outweighing the negatives while the house represents strength and stability, as well as maintaining a meaningful connection to the universe.