I make art in response to the contemplative quiet and beauty experienced in nature, and to the intriguing potential of the materials and media I work with. As a child, I spent countless hours wandering in pastures and woodlands, and had access to a barn full of old tools, which I was taught how to use. My work is based on observation and metaphor, sometimes referencing specific elements in nature, sometimes implicating place – real or imaginary. I tend to work in series that employ consistent techniques and intent, interspersed with periods of experimentation. My time in the studio is quiet and meditative, with attention to detail and process. Creating art helps me balance the duality of desire to retain ideal moments and remain in transcendent places, while growing through inevitable change ands evolution – our constants in life.