My work is largely informed by my many years of wilderness exploration and wandering through the open spaces of the western United States. I have loved the outdoors since I was a child, always fascinated by the natural environment, and eager to see what could be found beyond the immediate horizon.
Memories from my time outdoors often provide a starting point for my work. Through the addition of “what if” ideation, i attempt to reinterpret an element of the landscape or an environmental system, giving it prominence and new meaning.
This approach to art making appeals to me because it provides an opportunity to coalesce the beauty of the natural world with that which can only be imagined, satisfying a need to create an alternate view beyond what is immediately apparent.