My artwork draws inspiration from the beauty I find in nature and the surrounding environment. The artworks mimic an interplay of the encounters and observations I make of the world and its many colorful forms as they appear and change over time.
Vibrant botanical and landscape imagery is transformed into low-relief sculpture utilizing paper or wood. The natural imagery allows both recognizable and ambiguous shapes to emerge as part of an interlocking sculptural puzzle. Abstract color invites moments of harmony and dissonance, which enhances both real and imagined instances of texture and shape. The lifted and layered shapes reintroduces and mimics the depth and movement of the original object or scene.
Each piece, no matter the subject, is an exploration of material and form, that seeks to invite the viewer along with the artist's curiosity. The materials direct an empirical narrative utilizing line, shape, and color to create a more dynamic representation of the object or scene from life. The finished works are representation of the beauty I find in the natural, yet shifting world.