Growing up in the Pacific Northwest on a small island translated into ample time on and around the water. Some of my most memorable moments in life are those of having my first salmon on the line, or a humpback whale feeding off the bow of my kayak. These unforgettable experiences dictate the work I make today. I attempt to capture the essence of the animals that I depict, and speak to the viewers own understanding of these creatures. I also hope to draw into question the delicate balance of nature that is, often taken for granted.