Work

My work is shaped by my experience in the natural realm - years spent exploring wild places and abandoned urban landscapes - and by a passion for earth sciences, which informs both my content and process.

Much of the work investigates change and the act of becoming.  I am fascinated with physical transformation in natural phenomena, whether on a geologic time scale or in a moment's reflection.  A winter beach, scorched riverbed, road cut exposing ancient seabeds, or the forces of wind and snow on a high Sierra pine - all are fodder for my imagination and sense of wonder.  I am equally compelled by human behavior and the transformative role we play in shaping our environment.  A longtime urban dweller and explorer, my daily walks and regional hikes reveal moments of breathtaking mystery and discovery, informing my studio process. 

Growing up in rural northern California with vast trails, fields and creeks at my door and a feral imagination, I roamed, created forts and treehouses, swam and delighted in unfettered freedom. Learning the true nature of plants from days spent dreaming in fields, hay bales and gardens, I carry their secrets today from my own urban garden to wild open spaces.

 A similar freedom guides my studio practice, working intuitively and driven by exploration, chance, gravity, and often music.  My process entails building a history of surfaces, forces and materials over time, working between what I feel and what I know.