Statement

My most recent body of work looks at the layers of connections and networks that we live within and create for ourselves. Potential growth, dormant beauty, and life cycles ever affected by modern human impositions and interventions are the themes of these pieces. Through literal tangles of wires and cords, symbolic knots, simplified plant shapes, and layered patterns, the work depicts both the strings that tie us to this world and the knots that hold us back or are even destructive. These interest me not only as symbols but also purely in their aesthetic forms and compositional relationships. These connections and entanglements are further explored through an ecological lens. Natural structures morph into the manmade, to the point where differentiation is difficult, derivations become the foundations. Bright, saturated colors can dominate this work and mask what is behind. The simple beauty and complexity of nature becomes glaring, gaudy, surreal, and sometimes psychedelic.