Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky / We fell them down and turn them into paper / That we may record our emptiness. – Kahlil Gibran
My work investigates environmental destruction and our relationship to its effects, both physical and psychological. My aim is to simultaneously exemplify the innate connection between humans and the earth, and lay bare that we are unwittingly conducting ourselves toward our own demise. In doing so I draw a connection between the health of the environment and the health of ourselves, for we are inexorably linked. My current portfolio encompasses two bodies of work united by a common concept. One draws symbolic parallels between the human figure and tree forms. The other uses maps in the form of stylized, severed tree trunks to signify disconnection from the natural world.
(See bottom of New Work/2010-2015 portfolio for full artist's statement)