Artist Statement

I explore relationships between form, surface and material. I am interested in how forms and materials affect us physically and psychologically. The intersecting human and natural landscapes influence my work: nests, seedpods, topography, structures and infrastructure. Recent work investigates nests, binding and constraint through processes including wrapping, covering and bending.

Observing and researching the natural world helps me see cycles and patterns. The San Francisco Bay Area inspires me, where hybrid landscapes of culture and nature evolve, mixtures of hills, structures, transport systems, flora, saltwater and fog. Traveling to and visiting protected lands inspires me, observing human structures compete with natural limitations including topography and climate.

Creating involves a transformative process between idea and object; things may change in making concepts tangible, yet something is gained in the resulting surprise. Drawings may begin as blueprint for form development, yet often diverge and become their own destination.