(American, b. 1974)
“I am captivated by the rhythms and colors found in nature whether it be the complex layering of a color-saturated sunset or the light-filled reflections from bodies of water. Among the wonders of the natural world, I am inspired by the blooms of botanicals and various formations of stone and wood. I recreate a compendium of these natural forms as well as the expansion of space and light.
I collect papers, fabrics and metals and integrate these into my paintings by careful sorting, cutting and assembling. Once mundane scraps are combined to create a mystique all their own. A new palette of colors and shapes emerge and allow me to extend my imagination beyond the boundaries of only paint. Pigment, wax and acrylic paints are used on top of these elements to enliven the composition.
These artworks illustrate my commitment to express environmental concerns about the fragile ecological state of our planet by demonstrating how to reuse and recycle in a creative way. This is my way of making a difference. At the same time I hope to share a positive message about beauty that can simply be from the experience of appreciating art.”