As a child, I often disappeared into the forest for hours at a time and still find the experience of wandering generative. Through an expansive painting practice that draws attention to shifts in our environment in a time of division and climate crisis, my work pulls inspiration from natural phenomena that speak to issues of growth, transformation, and embodied experiences such as the fluctuating conditions within storms, the flight murmurations of starlings, and the cohabitation of plant species.
With a process-oriented approach, I repurpose and reconfigure remnants from present and past pieces to form collaged configurations with geometric imagery and clashing, fluid elements. These works express time spent navigating and gathering sensorial and psychological impressions of the built and natural environments, bridging both worlds while signaling a place in flux seeking balance. With soft sculptural elements that bulge, branch, and pool out from the picture plane, they envelop the viewer with their vibrant color and physical presence.
I carry with me the impactful experiences I enjoyed roaming as a child while also acknowledging that public space to wander is increasingly limited. As we navigate the impacts brought on by the climate crisis, I’m building my practice around continued learning, observation, and a desire to explore our innate attachment to the natural world.