I employ various techniques such as relief and intaglio printmaking, photography, and found object sculpture. My most recent work incorporates scavenged Ohio River bank findings, which is 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 associated with them.
My overarching intention is to create a polyphony of work that focuses on environmentalism, naturalism, and abstraction vs. the representational. My hope is that the work evokes a kind of personal internal awareness of the ubiquitous relationship between nature and humans, so that the viewer's introspective questioning of this relationship can ensue.
Instead of simply presenting such realities, the implied 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.