As an artist, I look through the surface of the natural world in order to see and understand its deeper mechanics. I aim my lens and magnify, extend, or juxtapose what is found into imaginative and exquisite forms. The knowledge that I seek and often find can be personal, philosophical, scientific, or abstract. Nature effortlessly creates intricate, beautiful things that when magnified reveal even more complexity and elegance.
Through my art, I have prolifically explored multiple biological themes related to marine life. My work combines scientific, ocean related imagery and historical documentation to create complex abstract art. I feel a profound respect for and connection to biological and biomedical themes and use related imagery extensively in my art. In doing so, I hybridize animate objects, which I may distort in order to delay time and view images from the microscope’s edge. I appreciate the relationship between philosophy and knowledge that photography inspires.
I received my B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of California Santa Cruz and my M.F.A. from Otis Parsons School of Art.