This body of work explores the connections between humanity, nature, and experience. Focusing on the abstractness of nature, the work plays with the uncertainty of space and time. Thinking about time as an accumulation of moments and movements, it seeks to create a sensational moment, somewhere between one instant and another. The tension between what exists and how it is interpreted is influenced by this sense of change. Nature and humanity interact both on physical and perceptual levels. Medium is an investigative tool to reach a better sense of resolution of idea, and each choice and interaction of medium creates a sense of surface tension between what was and what is. Lines discover form in different ways that mark does, juxtaposing lightness and solidity, to emphasize the versatility between movement and distinction that nature provides.
As a teacher and artist, finding the time to appreciate and experience moments with nature can be a struggle. Taking the time to be present and record these moments with nature allows me to reconnect with the world around me. Nature, to me, is a way to ground humanity. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, it can be easy to become disengaged with yourself in the attempt to connect with other people and experience. Seeking out nature, even in the smallest forms, can strip away the city presence. It allows for connections to be made between you and the earth and creates more awareness of human presence and impact in that space.