My most current body of work Climate Charts was inspired by the award-winning documentary on climate change, Chasing Ice. This compelled in me to respond to the current state of our world in the only way I know how; through my work. The concept for this body of work has been steeping for years and it is my number one world concern as we move into the future.
Two underlying concepts that have always dwelled in my creative consciousness and have motivated me to continue creating art, are the human impulse for order amidst the indifference of nature, and how we as humans have impacted nature and the environment.
The narrative that I take with my work combines existing contrasts found in nature and science in an attempt to distill the unknown, unseen and incomprehensible into visual art.
Art has the power to transcend and express a deep and profound understanding of society, nature, technology, culture, science, the climate and geo-politics. My hope with this current body of work is to elevate our awareness of the growing and critical crisis of climate change that our world faces.
The physical wonders of the world spark my imagination, and as an artist, I feel compelled to respond through the creation of art. My work, like science, manifests through discovery, learning and remaining open to new ways of understanding and interpreting the world around us.
As an artist, I feel a strong responsibility to transcend and distill human concerns through my art making. The narrative for my work combines contemporary contrasts found in nature and science as its template and is created by way of continual unearthing in both concept and materials.
My studio practice is fluid and multidisciplinary and explores the contradictions between chaos, the indifference of nature and the human impulse to comprehend through exploration. Using four mediums, encaustic and oil painting, drawing and printmaking, the work weaves a continuous thread. I work as if I am navigating an uncharted path, facilitating a conversation between all disciplines.