artist statement

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I follow cues from the natural world and find pleasure in observing its anomalies and curiosities. My work takes form through diverse media, but always has roots in natural phenomena and the human attempt to understand and sometimes control our environment.

Observations made by scientists and naturalists and recorded graphically through drawings and sketches have long been of interest to me. I often find these recordings of nature to be visually inspiring and at the same time poignant, as they reflect an innate human impulse to digest the unknown or newly discovered.

Sometimes I am simply enveloped by moments and dramas that take place in the process of gardening, and aspects of my work are generated from this small universe.

Ultimately it is the ebb and flow of human participation with the complexities of nature that threads through my work over time.