EXPLORE began with a body of work on the kind people of Papua, who I met in late 2019 while aboard a boat called the Kudanil Explorer.

It is a very remote set of islands that have existed for thousands of years with extraordinarily little connection to modern society. We were the first visitors in a long time so they were keen to chat, and as a speaker of Indonesian I was able to learn their stories while sketching their portraits. I took these small watercolor “field sketches” and turned them into these huge pieces on canvas.EXPLORE also includes pieces inspired by other travels around the world… Come fly with me!