Landform Five, 18 in x 24 in, Mixed media, 2014.

Landform Six, 24 in x 30 in, Mixed media, 2014.

Landform One, 18 in x 24 in, Mixed media, 2014.

Landform Nine, 24 in x 30 in, Mixed media, 2014.

Landform Eight, 24 in x 30 in, Mixed media, 2014.

Distorted landform, 2013, 9.5 in x 7 in, silicone and moss encased in a found object.

Murky Landform Abyss, 2013, 7 in x 9.5 in, moss, gel medium and stone dust encased in a found object.

Forest Puddle, 2014, 9 in x 9 in, moss and resin encased in a found object.


The focus of my artwork stems from an attempt to create the ephemeral qualities of nature in a permanent context on the picture plane. Taking the work of Eva Hesse as inspiration, I too have used unconventional materials and created something that relates to life. My non-objective forms are reminiscent of typographical maps and landforms. They relate mainly to nature and all things natural, including the viewer and their life; their growth and wounds.
Non-objective work seems to be the best outlet for this. It holds a sense of mystery that continues to engage the viewer without dictating a story. By alluding to nature and creating a picture that appears to have live vegetation, I have breathed a sense of serenity and life into the art work. These mysterious landforms have a visceral quality that is achieved by using silicon, resin, moss and paint. Further emphasis is placed on the organic qualities of the artwork by use of a color palette that is heavy with greens, browns and blues.

I hope that when people see the work they are not only curious about the process and the materials, but that they also have a deep relation to the work. Ideally, the viewer sees it as something that reflects life and has a sense of serenity. My hope is that people will be impacted by the work for its awe and majesty and that its tranquil mystery will continue to engage them for limitless amounts of time.