I make art to
explore that which I observe and experience, but may have difficulty understanding or articulating; the process of creating a piece helps me to achieve clarification. Often, the motive behind the work does not present itself until I am well into a series, while other times I use my time in the studio to explore a concrete idea or a recent observation.
I am influenced by a rather broad list of topics which include nature and science, human energy and interaction, and the idea of personal strength
and power (or the lack thereof). Introspection, self-evaluation, and
the desire for a life lived in balance are present in much of
I believe that it
is sometimes necessary to follow a path even in the absence of an obvious destination; as a result my work tends to be process rather than