|Identity cannot be determined in isolation. We define ourselves by geography, our culture, by our pasts and our interpretations of that past plus our distorted vision of our current existence. The concepts of place, definition, transference and identity as explored through natural forms and locations infuse my work. I explore these issues within the process of layering, of building, and of constructing, as well as by visual excavation to get to an underlying moment.
Nature provides a reminder of the base elements from which we have emerged as well as a recognition of the passage of time and the creation of transitional layers and moments. The surface of the ground on which we walk to work and use to play, hides what is underneath. This idea of surface, of ground, becomes the visual starting point, following roots and layers to work deeper into our sense of history, place and identity or to reach upward, outward towards possibilities.