My installations and two-dimensional works collaborate with and draw from natural phenomenon such as soil, wind, water, and light.  I seek to make visible the beauty of nature, its changes and its unseen forces.  I wish viewers to engage with nature ‘s power as it is shown by and in contrast to manmade, fragile linear elements. I see my installations as extended, three-dimensional drawings in space that move as we circulate around and through them and situate us in movement and sound, silence and contemplation. I seek to capture fleeting moments of wonder.

My works ask questions:  What is the nature of ephemerality?   What   specific natural forces are manifesting themselves? How do I capture these forces and show their beauty in both movement and stillness? How do I engage a viewer in this quest and experience?  How does art awaken our understanding of the natural world, its precious resources, and the need to preserve them?  

In my work, I am exploring intersections between the earth and us, between art and science.  I situate the work so that nature can take over.  I want viewers to experience movement.  I am using tangencies between art and nature to ask:  Why is movement fascinating? Can the magnitude of geological and cosmic time be depicted and comprehended? With art, can we suspend brief moments?  

My installations and drawings are site-specific, drawing from and responding to each environment.  In creating installations, I draw on my dual background in art and architecture, and love of nature, drawing and science.  I seek to blur the lines between art, science and nature.  The environment, space, line, light, movement, and sound interrelate freely and continually change in the work.

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