My practice is driven by the emotional experience of drifting between spaces of longing and serenity that come within attempting to understand the philosophy around belonging; belonging to a specific place, body, family, and community. For as long as I can remember, placing myself into the natural environment has been my way of running away to reflect, focus, and understand. Solitude and isolation are both significant to my experience as a human and an artist. I am interested in the relationships that occur between the physical body and the natural world. I use science and spiritually to examine the vast avenues of interpretation that exist within finding connection. Zen aesthetics merge with raw, environmental-conscious materials to evoke calmness and establish spaces for contemplation. The ephemerality that is often present in my work is akin to that of the natural life cycle, especially as it relates to birth, death, and rebirth.