“Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. Each particle is a microcosm, and faithfully renders the likeness of the world.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
My work addresses human-environment connectivity. The physicality, vulnerability and materiality of all phenomena interests me. By gathering and manipulating visual information and matter from the environment, I continually establish a sense of personal belonging with unfamiliar territory. This dynamic informs my work and sustains a communal exchange between the collective and individual human experience.
My most recent work both emulates and juxtaposes diverse, encountered and imagined terrains. Terrain can be defined not only as a geological place, but also a psychological space. Terrain encompasses both land matter and physical space and exists in nature as well as the built environment. The works are made, destroyed and mended over prolonged periods of time until a certain alchemical or weathered depth is achieved. Its material presence becomes the dominating subject, which is meant to evoke more feeling than meaning.
Although formally diverse in execution, each work has a strict set of unified, personal criteria in its evolution. Ultimately when it communicates as a distilled, abstract visual space with an embedded and current history, worthy of experiencing and questioning, then it is complete.