MFA thesis work and related prints
We inhabit a world of form that defines, enables, and limits biological function. It is so ubiquitous that we overlook its beauty and intricacy. My fascination with the natural world that surrounds me dominates inspiration for my work. Drawing from elements in nature, I create my own visual vocabulary to represent things I have experienced, felt and observed throughout my life. My images are determined by the psychological and physical impact of the surrounding world. I explore organic form as a metaphor and a vehicle of collective and personal memory. I find the mystery of an object’s history inherently intriguing. Structural forms in nature inspire my work as I strive to reveal individual constitutions and the ways that bodies can carry and represent memories of our experiences. Diagrams, charts, and elements from natural history books appear as records of my search for explanations and formulas to solve life’s mysterious cycles. Creating a sense of the old or implying whimsy in my work follows our deep-rooted search for meaning as human beings.