I am a contemporary environmental artist who produces uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using an array of natural materials, particularly nature’s detritus. I create work which celebrates the organic unity of all living things.
My work is inspired by the Biophilia hypothesis, a term coined by E.O. Wilson which states that humans as a species have a universal love for the natural world. One goal for my work is to translate my feelings of wonder and awe of the materials, cycles and processes of nature. Nature and art are defined by creativity, both are regenerating forces. Visually, my work is abstract ephemeral assemblies of natural materials mixed with traditional art materials, graphically strong and at times, enigmatic, ethereal, ghostlike and primeval. My work is marked by an obsessive, repetitive quality that uses organic lines and forms. The forms are archetypal – circles, lines, crosses or spirals, either as strong singular forms or en masse to create a pattern. My work balances the patterns of nature with the formalism created with my hands. Looking, collecting and touching nature’s materials are integral with the process of creating my work. The flow of a horses tail in the wind, sunlight highlighting snow crystals and destructed remains of a tree after a forest fire become avenues to get to the heart of nature.
My work emphasizes visual sensation, rather than the realistic depiction of a specific object or event. My work is directed toward the philosophical premise that truth comes in understanding theessence of things. I believe that if I can reveal nature’s essences that people will feel more part of it. I challenge the viewer to take a closer look,to become aware of their interconnectedness to nature.