In my approach, landscape exists as a location of damage and regeneration, which correlates to the way that the body is a site for trauma that seeks healing. The human form appears as a fragment, and bears a relationship to the landscape. Depictions of the landscape can serve to confront the inner life with intimations of the lost wild. The body is akin to a landscape made of shadows and light, made of slow and fast changes, made of organisms and systems of which we are a part, and from which we are sometimes alien.

Abstraction occurs when an image is simplified, its resemblance to nature curtailed, in service of the fragmented or gestural. I like to imagine that our senses and our bodies are continually engaged in correspondence between our former, primal selves, and the identities we have constructed for protection.


abstracted image of branches and leaves


abstracted landscape with unnatural colors