A recurrent theme in my work is the fragility of nature. Using the natural world as an inspiration, I create prints and paintings alluding to the results of environmental change.
I draw on my photographs, which recapture light, shadow and memory as I review the landscape imagery. Then I begin the reinterpretation and abstraction process: modifying the scale, textural elements, surface qualities and color tone.
As each print or painting builds, I add successive layers of patterns, textures, shapes and colors, beginning with silkscreen printing and enhanced by drawing, painting, printing and experimental mark-making. Each layer magnifies, overlaps, obscures or otherwise enhances the layers that came before.
The images can be metaphors for narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and regeneration. Reimagining what I have experienced results in an image that is no longer constrained by the elements of the natural world that inspired it.