Artistic expression is a language that I feel most comfortable using to communicate ideas and emotions. Common themes throughout my work pay homage to nature and an imaginative childhood. Exploring the woods behind my home growing up gave me a sense of wonderment and mysticism. The outdoors was such a magical place; I strove to create objects as beautiful as the things nature had to offer. I realized at a young age that nature is perfect in its creation and impossible to reproduce. However, there is something very intimate about creating something inspired by nature and infused with a memory.
My figurative work deals with human nature, sexuality, and the feminine. I work with the female form to portray the beauty of fertility, creation, and the sustaining of all forms of life on earth. My intention is to draw connections between the human experience and nature to demonstrate our relationships with all living things. Bees are common imagery among my art as a metaphor to express a correlation of sexuality and reproduction in both humans and nature. Honey bees are vital for the survival of all life on earth, both flora and fauna. They have become a symbol of fertility, the importance of conservation, and how we coexist in the cycle of life. I create to celebrate the beauty in the world, and it is also how I acknowledge my own mortality. Everything I make will be left behind, and knowing this helps me to validate my own existence.