Artist Statement

Despite warnings of impending environmental catastrophe, we rarely discuss potential outcomes. Will our
abundance of flora and fauna cease to exist, as apocalyptic scenarios imply? Can they eventually rebound
in their familiar forms? Or, will we witness some manner of unnatural evolution? My current work considers
humankind’s footprint on the planet, strange ways our detritus could serve as means for survival, and what
remaining fragments of nature we may come to cherish.

Repurposed artworks and collected ephemera create a philosophical framework for contemporary, abstract
landscapes. Commonplace materials become proxy for their distant cousins – resources of plant and animal
origin exploited to fulfill our constant demand for new. Structures built primarily from discards, groupings of
multiples, and biomorphic elements are the basis of a complex ecosystem forced to use humanity’s ruins as
infrastructure. Small sculptural works evoke a sense of reverence, satisfying a desire for alternative spiritual
icons to represent the peculiarities of regeneration. Paintings inspired by systems of organization examine
our need to impose order upon the planet as we reap the bounty of our surroundings. The intent is to open
a discussion of the world that we, as current inhabitants, intend to pass forward.