"… landscape recalls you into a mindful mode of stillness, solitude, and silence, where you can truly receive time." John O'Donohue

Artist Statement My drawings are densely layered, winding, melancholic, and playful reflections of the mind's life. The way we experience the world is individually determined and constructed from memory, history, and culture; creating an infinitely complex interior narrative and landscape, a "place" that though recognizable, may be simultaneously strange and nonsensical.

Each drawing is made with a combination of processes, beginning with the use of an airbrush to create an atmospheric base. The narrative and landscape are constructed in layers with graphite, ink, and gouache, stencils and collage.

Impacted by German Romanticism and the visual longing in their landscapes, I use landscape as a tool to contemplate scale and activate one's sense of time. Simultaneously, the landscape is a backdrop for ordinary objects; a coffee cup, a book, a bird, a pair of shoes, each itself, an indefinitely range of meanings. A strange hierarchy is created, reflected in each drawing through the sometimes, illogical arrangement of objects and space.

Culled from mental scraps of actual events, observations, books, and songs, the work invited the viewer to contemplate our shifting relationship to culture and history and to question our persistence in holding onto our perceptions in the face of so much impermanence.