“My work
is centered on my relationship to the natural environment. I believe
that what defines the wilderness is what we project upon it; that a
journey into this environment is also a journey within oneself. The
contrast found between using our external experience of solitary natural
settings to stem the discovery of internal meditations has become the
foundation for my recent work. I research ways in which visual elements
of contrast can symbolize dualities that exist within a larger context,
most notably in regards to an individual’s relationship to natural
landscapes. In creating contemplative vessels I seek to evoke opposing
feelings; intimacy and distance, movement and quiet, and roughness and