Artist’s Statement

My imagery is drawn from my personal relationship to land, having grown up surrounded by woods, mountains and in close proximity to the sea. I refer, not to the specific locality of these landscapes and seascapes, but rather to a feeling or sensation brought on by this kind of sublime space. The grandeur, power, awe, and sense of phenomena beyond ones personal control experienced here, serves as the container for my interest in cultural ideas of interpersonal relationships. In my work I explore the complications of these relationships and how we negotiate longing and loss. Distillation of materials, colors, and methods of production I use to a reductively romantic and poetic end.