I create meditations on the everyday significance of nature.
Our primary experience with nature is through our small, daily interactions — walking outdoors, crunching leaves underfoot. These seemingly insignificant experiences form the basis of how we think about the natural world, and our relationship to it. My art helps grow these familiar moments into a deeper and more personal bond with nature. I believe that when we recognize the significance of our everyday natural world, we are more likely to value and protect all of nature.
I work exclusively with the most familiar details of nature, such as leaves, seeds, bark, flowers, ice, shells — the natural world we see everyday. I carefully slow down how I experience these fragments of nature, spending days or even weeks to build a rapport with every single leaf or seed. My goal is to take the time to see each one as an individual, and come to appreciate its personal significance. I create my art to preserve that experience, and help others connect with nature slowly, thoughtfully, and intentionally.
Daybreak - an abstraction of a fallen leaf.