I am invested in continuing the dialogue of creative expression our species has had with the environment since Antiquity (perhaps even longer if we consider dance and ritual). As our relationship to the Environment lessens and our “sophistication” increases, environmental issues have become a norm. Soil degradation, improper mining, “bycatch”, and The Extinction Crisis highlight areas of my concern. I feel a social responsibility as an artist to reveal such issues.
In my latest works the aim is to rebuild a visual bridge of connectivity to the landscape as aforementioned. Through this trajectory, perhaps I can instill a sense of change in how we treat not only the environment but one another. These ideas and desires have allowed me to further my relationship to the Earth as natural materials and ancient practices permeate and inform the work.