“I have spent a lot of time in the middle of Kansas. The Flint Hills region is a vast landscape of nothingness– no trees, no dwellings, no people– it’s akin to being out at sea. Out there, the distance between sky and land is very short and unmediated. I am mesmerized by the monumental and the miniscule.
From supernovas exploding into far away galaxies to ancient, oddly shaped pebbles that have never been touched before. My work reflects the connections between these expanses as well as the details within space. Even the smallest action can create a cascade of events and phenomena.
My images are painted and printed onto paper in a series of iterations. Families of colors, imagery and compositions relate together closely in my work without ever duplicating each other. This way of working enables an important physical labor to my research and ideas, and new connections build in tangible ways as I create my work. As layers build, imagery compounds, colors mix, and patterns form. I keep my process of working dynamic and playful so that my images can evolve as they are made, in turn, building entirely new worlds.”