Artist Statement:

I endeavor to understand ‘place’ by engaging fully with its material value, elevating banal human detritus and local geology to the artistic practice.

I am interested in the intersection between the natural and the man-made, objects that seem otherworldly and can catalogue the growth of our planet.  I record this investigation of the Anthropocene, our current man-made geological era, through image-making, employing interdisciplinary media: installation, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.

My collected specimens, historical research, and genuine spatial interaction become semiotic compasses to help me navigate the undiscovered identities of places.  From these discoveries, I create visual landscapes that combine reality with impression, providing a framework that empathizes with our transitioning Earth.