Statement

 

My process includes painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. In recent years, my imagery has developed toward reimagining realms of experience between the spiritual and the ordinary-everyday, exploring metaphorical attachments and ephemeral aspects of nature, processes of transformation, entropy and reclamation. I embrace the challenge of integrating formal and conceptual duality by amalgamating images with patterns, forms and color glazes in multiple layers and with multiple matrices. 

Alt-Scape, my latest series, is an exploration into tangential narratives of alternative landscapes relating to disruption of the natural environment. These works represent nature in a reflexive state, as an unnatural, lack-luster substitute for its aboriginal form and existing as a symbolically displaced environmental artifact. This series also reflects my interest in the landscape genre as a culturally entrenched tradition of creating forms of idealized nature and a quest to reconcile perception and actuality of the relationship between culture and nature.