Artist Statement

My current work considers: humanity’s footprint on the planet, the need to impose order upon our surroundings as we reap their natural bounty, ways our detritus could serve as means for biological survival, and what environmental fragments may be interpreted by distant observers as inherent to our current culture.

Commonplace materials become proxy for their distant cousins – plant and animal resources exploited to fulfill our constant demand for new. Biomorphic multiples form complex and strange ecosystems that appear to use human discards as infrastructure. Small works evoke a sense of reverence as we search for alternative icons to represent our present state of being. The intent is to open a discussion of the earthly condition that we will pass forward, intentional or otherwise.