I have always had the intention of working deliberately with the natural landscapes I inhabit, places I have been and have grown a relationship to. I was raised in the Midwest, which impacted the story of my work and how I observed my surroundings. I have always been influenced and motivated by where I am from, influences consisting of childhood memories of barefoot escapades and scraped up knees, where I made the evergreens my jungle gym – to solo travels across countries, taking in the landscapes that are unfamiliar to what I’ve never known
My art practice is currently a response of emotional content. Feelings of isolation, solitude, and quiet pervade throughout my work. I am not concerned on solely composing what’s in front of me, but rather evoking the curiosity of relationships to places, by extending the boundaries of the self into unknown territories and ideas.