The natural world stirs my imagination and grounds my sense of existence. When I traverse the landscape, I am engaged with my environment, and simultaneously have the freedom to let musings enter and remain or develop and dissolve in my mind. The features in the landscape correlate to these encounters and abandonments, and the unpredictable discoveries found in both nature and thought arouse curiosity, astonishment, and a sense of calm in me. It is this same experience that I undergo when making art and attempt to ultimately uphold in final form.
While recalling these impressions of my encounters in the landscape, I consciously make associations between nature, the body, and mind. The resulting configurations become fragments and abstractions of the environment, body, and psyche, assimilated and transformed. These hybridizations merge to dissolve the distinction of their original source, but create an object that is undeniably both human and organic. The complexity and persistent determination of both nature and human beings compels me to find ways to better understand and evaluate my own existence; and by merging components of natural, physical, and cerebral landscapes, these formations and consequent encounters are simultaneously recognizable, yet wholly fantastical extensions of what is real.