I have been creating art in, and inspired by the Pacific Northwest my whole life.
I was born in Seattle and spent my childhood playing in wet woods and on slippery seething beaches, surrounded and engulfed in living things. I would come home soaked through from having overturned every log in the park and every stone on the beach, having handled every moon snail, crab or banana slug, with moss in my hair and barnacle scratches on my legs. I have travelled a bit, but mostly it made me long to return to beautiful region of my upbringing and work to build artistic community and create with others who love the Northwest like I do.
The continuing theme in all my work is the desire to see and understand the wild wonder of our world through observation. I love life in all its variety, past, present and future. I love bears, birds, snakes, sharks and dinosaurs. I love science and nature and cloud formations, bugs, graffitti, the shapes of leaves and vines. I love fungus, the way water moves, the things people build, the way things crumble and fall apart. All of it is amazing and I am just trying to take it all in and get it all down in the short time I have been gifted on this beautiful planet. Making art is just my way of saying "Thank you. I didn't take it for granted."
AT MY CORE IS THE DESIRE TO REACH OTHERS WITH IMAGES.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO REMEMBER THE JOY OF CREATING.
THE JOY OF CREATING IS SEEING AND KNOWING MORE INTIMATELY THE WORLD OF MY BIRTH.
THERE IS NO POINT TO ART WITHOUT CONVERSATION.
WHAT I WANT MOST IS CONNECTION.