My work combines the detailed textures and organic shapes of the natural world with the hard lines and geometry of man made structures as they relate to the restorative benefits we feel from time spent in nature vs our basic need for shelter and the structures we have built to satisfy that need.
Many people move routinely through the same environments each day whether it be their home, place of work, a running path, or a daily commute. As we do so we may feel a connection toward these places based on the accumulative time spent there. These different environments affect us in different ways. We enjoy the benefits of artificial enviroments as we live and work. Such environments are designed to allow us to live in comfort and protect us from the elements. Spending time in natural settings often reminds us how artifical spaces remove us from the natural world. Just recalling outdoor experiences can increase our happiness and health.
As I work in layers of found images, watercolor washes, and sharp acrylic lines I am trying to bridge the gap between these worlds and find the balance in spending time in both places as well as reflecting on the experiences and memories that have been built up in the places I have inhabitied each day for months or years at a time.