Seaside Juniper (Juniperus maritima), graphite and colored pencil, 12 x 12″, 2021

“I work from direct observations of natural phenomena. Enlarging, layering, and fragmenting these sources, I amplify their detail and allow for a closer look. I make works on paper that meld drawing and painting. Some include elements of Hanga, the traditional Japanese woodblock technique, and digital reproduction. My imagery emerges as the resonance of unanticipated juxtapositions: a tiny lichen on a rock, a masterwork in the Louvre, the tentacles of an octopus. I bring together isolated fragments that can create personal narratives.”