"Space is an abstract term for a complex set of ideas.
People of different cultures differ in how they divide up their world, assign values to its parts, and measure them.
Ways of dividing up space vary enormously in intricacy and sophistication, as do techniques of judging size and distance.
Nonetheless, certain cross cultural similarities exist...." - Yi Fu Tuan, Space and Place
The basis of my work reflects an interest in relationships of space which we inhabit, both realistically and fabricated. The constructed landscapes are made with a combination of real, imagined, or dreamed locales in mind.
I enjoy making images and objects that, in the end, create a sense of abstract place. In most works, images of nature and or personal experiences are used to tell a story. I'll remember a moment and want to give part of that back to the universe, not to record, but to retell as I see it.
My interest is in the act of exploration. I make work which considers non-linear ideals and alternatives to how we view or process time and place. Works imbue natural elements to create images that speak of a sense of place and space ---as it's individually defined. The repetition of natural elements, shape, images from dreams or travels are considered. The use of transparency, light, or time based elements are always a consideration in my work. These images act as personal landmarks to my own maps, or path traveled. They invoke memories of a particular experience, mood, play, and, specific quality of light in a certain place at a specific time. The work that I make comments, and hopefully compliments the natural world as an impression to place at the time of discovery.