My work reflects my relationship with the landscapes I have explored growing up in Alaska. Skiing, hiking and canoeing through natural environments strongly influences my art and identity. Painting and printmaking allow me to interpret the patterns and processes I witness in nature, including examining the connections that occur within an ecosystem. I understand ecosystems as dynamic, interactive, and many layered pieces that combine to form the physical environment.
While studying art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I gained a more specific understanding of how the natural world has shaped my artistic aesthetic, personal philosophy, and worldview. It was also during this time that I began to understand the potential my art can have as a source for sharing knowledge, inspiration, and appreciation for the natural environment. During the summer of 2012 I began to paint outside. This allowed me to respond more directly to my experience in the landscape.
Thank you for taking a moment to look at my work!