In this collection of works I explore methods of composing narrative inspired by the idiosyncrasies of everyday life. Uninterested in spectacle, I prefer the intimacy created by small moments and use my work to playfully disrupt preconception in unassuming ways. I paint with a writer’s mentality; interested in assembling characters to explore absurdly specific, yet commonly recognized complexities of society. Portraiture provides a unique stage as it equips me to illustrate these two ideas simultaneously through the suggestive manipulation of form. As a satirist, the tactile manner in which I paint underscores the contrived nature of the characters I portray. As I open dialogue between traditional painterly convention and contemporary storytelling, I entertain playful ideas with serious execution that facilitates discourse between reality and absurdity. I often consider my objects relics of an alternative society, introducing curiosity as they humbly assimilate into spaces of routine. By lavishly adorning trivial ceramic objects, I intend to question presupposed affiliations of ornament and function as well as the evolution of craft. The absurd narratives suggested by these pieces encourage the discovery of critical humor in everyday encounters.