Through representation, I am interested in memory and discovery. Opposing forces of revulsion and attraction, growth and decay, are conveyed through complex, intimate arrangements. I am fascinated with the exquisite things passed by or unexposed, the concealed, the fecund. As with naturalists of past centuries, I hope to inspire curiosity and inspection in the viewer.
The Marine Garden Series were originally created from sketches drawn from looking through a microscope. From there they evolved into more abstract scenes depicting the color and patterns of the microbiota. These works are meant to inspire the imagination to the diversity and abundance under the ocean's surface. The Natural Studies Series are rooted in my own garden and woods and show the struggle and relationships between animals and plants in a hectic, brutal, yet beautiful, world.