ARTIST STATEMENT: I am interested in science and nature, observation and collecting.
Scientific texts, natural history compendiums and field guides of every sort are the sources of my imagery and inform the structure, composition and color of my drawings and paintings.
The drawings with seaweed refer directly to the practice of collecting and pressing plants. In other drawings and paintings, programs for controlling instrumentation and analyzing data float with imagery of microscopic ocean organisms culled from old text books. The presentation on uncradled wood hung by leather cords was inspired by alter pieces and icons.