Using hundreds of carefully curated cuttings, I seek to create collages that speak to the inter-connectivity between humans and their environment. Each piece consists of intricately constructed human figures made of images of flora and fauna, layered between multiple sheets of resin to create three-dimensional forms.
My earliest memories consist of my childhood in Southeast Alaska and the local Native American creation myths of shape-shifting entities that could be animal, plant, or human at will. After years of studying and then teaching figurative painting in the states and abroad, I returned to the Pacific Northwest and my love of nature and the stories of my youth were reignited. Armed with my anatomical studies, I began piecing together my own mythical creatures, both human and plant, wed by the repetition of organic patterns and structures.