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      I employ various techniques such as relief and intaglio printmaking, investigative photography and videography, found object sculpture, and musical production. 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 thoughtful discoveries, there is also a sense of innocence, urgency and regeneration associated with them.

      My overarching intention is to create a polyphony of work that focuses on environmentalism, naturalism, abstraction vs. the representational, and mycology. 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 and outward exploration of this relationship can ensue.

      Instead of simply presenting such realities, the implied Derridean and occasionally Duchampian 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.

 

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