Christopher Umana is a Southern California native now residing in Northern Nevada. His work depicts the human condition as represented through anthropomorphic figures. His pieces have been described as "one frame movies" that show the connections between humans, animals and insects, flora and fauna. He draws inspiration from the similarities in social behavior between man and animal, and he focuses on personal topics such as life and death in correlation to different cultural reactions and superstitions related to these subjects while also maintaining a respect for the otherworldly. He combines loose and organic backgrounds with tightly rendered characters which is a tribute to both the comic artists he admired growing up, and the primitive feelings he remembers from preschool finger-painting.