Most of my artwork is inspired by the natural world. Observation and life study have always been important elements of my working process, though never the only part. I combine the information that I gather through observation with other ideas and subject it all to the strange world of my imagination. At its best, my work is part science and part fairy tale.
Training as a printmaker gave me a love of careful craft, a desire to create interesting surfaces, and a sculptor’s interest in materials. Carved blocks have become increasingly important to me as finished pieces rather than just a matrix to print from. I continue to explore my ideas through prints and panels, developing an ongoing conversation between these related art forms.