My current work is driven by a general curiosity about how the natural world develops over time. From memories and drawings, I depict certain places I’ve been as starting points to build on. I focus intently on these particular locales, contemplating their history, while also re-discovering them through the creative process.
Most of my subject matter is based on the coastal region of Oregon and the high desert, east of the Cascades. As I spend more time revisiting these particular places, I become more enamored with their complex natural history, and the rich visual experience accompanying them. In consideration for new images, I am searching for a story in the landscape that I can accentuate through visual means. Signs of geological activity, or indications of how weather has shaped the land are examples of what fascinate me as an observer.
The inherently slow process of relief printing and monotype forces me to be methodical as I build up each printed layer. Many of these prints are made over weeks, sometimes months at a time, making my process somewhat self-reflective. Like reading a journal from the past, my work is a record of my present-day focus and admiration of the world I occupy.
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