I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. It was when I attended preschool that I discovered my love for drawing. At a very young age I was incredibly detail oriented; making sure I drew every last scale on my eight-headed monsters. This obsession with detail further progressed into a fascination with the scientific and mechanical worlds. For several years I even attended medical school, only to find that what really satisfied me was creating artwork.
I had the privilege of attending one of the country’s top design schools; a journey which took me far away from drawing. In my last year I visited an art show featuring the works of Ed Fella and I discovered my love for collage. My ever-growing collection of mid-century catalogs, magazines, and cookbooks constantly provides me with inspiration and fuel to create new and meaningful work.
A year ago I took my art to the streets of Los Angeles. I was instantly greeted with praise and demand. However, it was the act of putting my art out on the streets that drove me to continue. I suddenly had this way of showing my artwork to thousands of people without ever having to sign a contract. It was delightful.
Presently I continue creating new works and taking them to the streets; exposing Los Angeles to my unique perspective and vernacular. One of my more popular images, a Champion spark plug, symbolizes the genesis of creative thought and progression to create. It is my most meaningful image and by it I am constantly reminded to keep firing creative sparks and to continue making the work that fulfills me.
KH No. 7 "Gold Spark Plug"
KH No. 7 "Fixie Bike"