The drawing process of pencil to paper offers an unhurried way of seeing and listening in a fast-paced world. My drawings are sometimes incorporated into sculpture and mixed-media work, while other times they serve simply as a process of learning and thinking.
My work is informed by issues of environmental conservation while exploring a deep personal connection to nature.
My practice combines drawing, mixed media practices, and sculpture. Each piece is composed by a similar process of observation, collection, and then creation of the work. I practice “seeing” during walks in my suburban neighborhood and paddles in the local Lowcountry tidal creeks which often become starting points. Collection of road side finds, bird nests, insects, feathers, and soil are a few typical materials assembled in compositions. Often graphite to paper is all I need to convey these experiences of communing with nature. The work plays on and around the division of connection/disconnection I teeter on with nature in this current electronic fast-paced world.
Sculptures in hand crafted wood boxes are a contemplation and conversation about environmental conservation.
Get a peek inside my studio as I post the results of my creative challenge for 2017 and develop a series of new mixed media works with assembled nature pieces, photographs, drawings, and antique textbook imagery.
Dust off the family heirlooms, photographs, letters, or special objects to come together in an original piece of art.