Growing up in Portland, Oregon, I have always been inspired by the natural world around me. My work deals with how society interacts with the natural world. Working on semi-narrative paintings and sculpture, I discuss human, animal and vegetative interactions. I want the viewer to be taken on an adventure—like a naturalist discovering a new species. Some new inspirations include Chinoiserie, fairy tales, décor and natural history collections.
As the natural world continues to disappear we need to save and respect our natural places.