The imagery in my work references life cycles, dreams, memories, rituals, myths, and hauntings that speak to the lived experience both real and imagined. I aim to tell stories of regenerative life cycles of all kinds, including those that are human/animal, geological, ecological, and spiritual.
The materials that I work with are as meaningful to the content as the imagery. The colors are produced almost entirely with natural materials such as earth and mineral pigments as well as inks derived from plants. I consider painting with these historic colorants as a form of time travel that moves through the vastness of geologic “Deep Time” and explores many beautiful yet complicated cultural legacies. I aim to foster mindfulness of materials not just as art mediums, but as beings. Through this practice I strive to bring together something that is both old and new, dead or alive… or somewhere in between.