Artist Statement My artwork is about the contemporary environment and my personal experiences related to our changing local landscape. My observations of nature, and related research are an integral part of my artistic practice and serve as the foundation for the artwork that I make. Over years of observing local natural sites, I have noted a gradual evolution. As a witness to the environmental changes that are occurring, I am compelled to make artwork in response to the new realities of our contemporary natural environment. -A place where invasive species, extreme weather, and environmental degradation are becoming the new normal. With my artwork, I examine the power and fragility of nature while caught in this state of environmental flux. In creating this work, I hope to raise awareness, and inspire a greater respect for the environment that we all share.