My work reflects my concerns for the fragility of life in the twenty-first century. Life on earth is an intricate web. I am particularly interested in similarities found throughout the natural world supporting my understanding of that. Such as the branching dendritic patterns found in our body’s lungs, vascular system and brain neurons that are also found in plants, minerals and carved by water on the earth’s surface. These repeating visual patterns seem to point to a common framework that we are all constructed from. I find that common thread fascinating and comforting. I draw inspiration for my paintings and sculptures from these frameworks, juxtaposing dendritic patterns with the vulnerable creatures that are often associated as indicators of environmental health, birds and fish. I hope my work communicates to its viewers my reverence for life. We live in an era of awareness. We know our human actions of consumption and greed have had lasting consequences to all life on this fertile gift of a world.
In keeping with my concerns for the health of our planet I create my art using natural materials; Wax, resin, clay and pigment.