In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. –John Muir
Growing up in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, much of my childhood was spent discovering nature. I have a particularly vivid memory of studying the unfurling coils of a fiddlehead fern, and finding the mystery and beauty of this event to be a moving experience. I have always been intrigued by the strange yet familiar aspects of the natural world, and the relationships between these elements and unknown forces that bring them to life.
In my drawings and canvas paintings I seek to reveal the hidden, energetic interactions between flora and the surroundings they inhabit. Abstracted plant life emits ethereal and luminous forms that transcend our notions of natural phenomena. The viewer is often transported into a realm where pure essence radiates from bulbous pods and reaching petals, whispering a private invitation to the moment. It is my hope that the viewer will connect with the intimacy of the event unfolding before their eyes.