I believe that nature is a space to explore human emotion and experience. It is often seen as a place of refuge, healing and regeneration but these are also counterbalanced by decay, predation and pollution. In my work I look at the way we relate to the natural world and how we are reflected in it. What we find beautiful, what we fear, and the tipping point between the two.
I think of my art as a lens that brings common elements into new or different focus. Sometimes that is a literal magnification of an ecosystem or organism to gain new perspective. At other times juxtaposing objects found in nature with man-made materials or themes from human history creates a new dialogue. These dialogues can sometimes be challenging or uncomfortable, sometimes they create a deeper appreciation or understanding.
My work is typically three dimensional mixed media and is often sculptural. I enjoy combining a variety of techniques and materials. I draw heavily from my background in fiber while also incorporating found objects, non-traditional materials and tool based construction. Above all my emphasis is on detail, craftsmanship and provoking reflection.