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.
Nature is all that connects us physically and emotionally. There is a divide we set as humans to be separate from “nature” in order to provide shelter and comfort, however this divide has become dangerously vast as we see natural resources dwindling. Our comforts have removed us from the very thing that sustains us. Gary Snyder, the poet, has it correct when he writes “there is no nature, we are nature”. My process of assembling found objects and meditative drawing investigates detachment and connectedness with our nature in a 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.