I have always lived near some version of nature and obsessed about it. I grew up in suburbs exploring the wrinkles and pockets of growth left between subdivisions, played with crawdads next to natural waterfalls and concrete spillway caves. I’ve lived in Metropolis with its curated meadows and parks. Now I pick plastic from sand and look out at the sea to view a landscape changing.
I try to transfer my fascination with the natural world and how it is altered (and whether you personally believe this makes it natural or not) into my work. Photography is my most practiced art form, but being conceptually driven I will sometimes use other mediums when necessary. Now grown up with a background in science, I aim to create a factual basis for each of my series. I aspire to convey scientific findings or ideas in a more visual language, as a way to teach myself what I know and how I feel about them.