Art is a way to express oneself through the use of materials leaving a mark within the cultural landscape of humanity. I work in many forms, processes, and materials that cross boundaries of fine art, land art, environmental art, public art, ecological restoration, and landscape architecture. My educational experiences in fine art and landscape architecture have shaped who I am as an individual, artist, and creator of spaces.
I am an artist who can not be defined by a specific category or who focuses on a single medium. My art bridges the world of two dimensional and three dimensional with a diversity of materials and mediums. My nature is to understand the origins of materials and their influence upon the cultural development of humans throughout the world who have been ultimately defined by the natural environment in which they live. The materials for me are just as important as the work of art that results from the creative actions of humanity. It is the combination of these two worlds that inspire not only my art, but also my passion for understanding the history of a place and its impact on cultural generation. In a time where the global economy and exchange of materials has removed our human connection to the very places we live, I believe it is more important than ever to not only preserve traditional knowledge of materials, but also to regenerate a culture who lives in a sustainable manner. My art and goal in my lifetime is to reduce my own ecological footprint not only as an artist, but also as an active participant in our modern society.