Project Statement: In my current works, I have used my local region as an area of influence and inspiration. I have included various daily rituals to inform my practice of communing with nature and the environment. My research is based on the items I find, which then are incorporated into these works. For example, on my walks with Tala, I find various natural items, leaves, rocks, and animals. I know they have value and significance, so I find away to incorporate them into my art making practice. This collection of works is in many ways an acceptance of fate.
Artist Statement: I create sculptural installations that delve into themes on identity, emotional sensitivity, and our intrinsic connection with nature. These artistic creations evolve into timeless sanctuaries and commemorations, offering an exploration of profound emotional recollections, the inexorable passage of time, the influence of the natural world and the fleeting essence of beauty and existence.My connections with these relationships have their roots in my childhood spent growing up in a small rural town. Each day on our farm it was imbued with the wonders of the natural world and the presence of extraordinary animals. My memories involve strolling through the fields and mountains, where I would pick blueberries and raspberries right from their vines. Walking became my conduit to commune with the land, to breathe in its essence and to gather its treasures.