I am interested in exploring the relationship between mankind and the natural world and how those forms change as they encounter one another. My work is often characterized by themes such as origin, being, growth, and life.
Inspired by the authors Daniel Chamovitz and Michael Pollan, I see my work as experiments in beauty, motifs on the direction of life. I am driven by a desire to ask and to understand what plants reveal to us about human behavioral patterns.
The materials I use examine this symbiotic relationship between mankind and other living organisms. I weave raw collected specimens such as bark, eggshells, soil, roots, and live plants with figurative and representational forms as an exploration of their nature.
My current practice demonstrates a shift from painting towards sculptural forms and installations.