My work explores the process behind thought, creation, and personal transformation. I focus on spectrums of reality, swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to the other in search of balance. As a mirror of my environment, I create works and images that reflect the surrounding beauty/acceptance and destruction/neglect of the earth/ourselves.
Through witnessing truth and abundance in nature, I challenge myself and my viewer to dispel the illusions of a society built on the idea of scarcity. My work illuminates our responsibility to nurturing ourselves, each other and our earth mother.
As an alchemic process photographer and printmaker, my work is rooted in the inherent, temporal nature of being. In the photogravure process, I etch my photographs into a thin layer of polymer atop a metal plate. My fascination for this process lies in the simultaneous degradation of the plate and building richness in the print through inking. All creation is transient. For my personal process, this idea of impermanence has healed me time and time again, bringing me back to the mindfulness of the present moment. This moment is all we truly have and time is our only fluid asset.
In weaving and fiber-based arts, I utilize materials that symbolically represent the ideas
behind the work. I use materials that reveal the cycles of nature to represent the cycles of self, transformation and healing. My hope is to bring mindful awareness to those who view my work in an effort to come home to themselves and the earth.