I employ various techniques such as relief and intaglio printmaking, photography, gilding and found object sculpture. My work incorporates scavenged Ohio River bank findings, which are then reclaimed into something ‘new’. While there is an innate, accompanied romanticism and beauty associated with these discoveries, there is also a sense of regeneration.
I create a polyphony of work that focuses on environmentalism, naturalism, and abstraction within the realm of representation. I want the work to evoke a personal internal awareness of the ubiquitous relationship between Mother nature and ourselves, so that the viewer's introspective questioning of said relationship can ensue.
Instead of simply presenting such implied realities, the Derridean approach to their complexity and instability might be better served by deconstruction; to attempt to discover the meanings within them. My intention is to accomplish this while retaining the sources of the relationship of abiding beauty and confliction.