My current work is concerned with three-dimensional drawings, hybrid environments, which are assembled from the refuse of my old work, new drawing elements, mixed media, and cast sculptural elements. I use traditional drawing techniques, charcoal, ink and graphite to create lush bursts of trees entangled in sublime light, often animal bodies inhabit these spaces. These drawings are then deconstructed, cut apart, and reassembled, moving from the wall, the site of illusionistic transference. I use rubbings from the surface of buildings and various artificial surfaces to help create the textures of the landscape, adding the synthetic materials to create an environment that fuses idealized sentiments of nature with inorganic materials that control our environments on a day to day basis.
My interest in transforming drawing into a physically interactive medium stems from the historical relationship with landscape painting to the rectangle, and my desire to externalize the energy that is contained in the page or canvas, thus revealing the abstract character of the shapes found within all natural forms. I combine elements of the figural and abstract in my drawing work. In the Migration series, landscape drops away entirely to reveal a corridor of animal forms that focuses solely on the process of transition. While deer and birds act as surrogates, or agents for human loss, this work seeks to address the precarity of all life forms around the use of land.