artist statement

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I follow cues from the natural world and find energy in its curiosities.

For many years I have studied historical drawings and sketches made by scientists and naturalists. Often I find these recordings of nature to be visually inspiring. At the same time, I am often struck by their poignancy, as they reflect an innate and ongoing human impulse to digest the unknown or newly discovered.

Sometimes I am simply enveloped by small moments observed in nature or the collision of situations that strike me as odd or uncommon. These moments resurface in my work as suggested narratives or unusual relationships. My work takes form through diverse media, but always has roots in natural phenomena and the human attempt to understand, record, and sometimes control our environment. Ultimately it is the ebb and flow of human participation with the complexities of nature that threads through my work over time.