Throughout the years of my artistic engagement, the idea of both internal and external landscape has been my focus. The wilderness of life and earth has opened the compelling search and the struggle to understand this delicate relationship. The thickets I paint become a metaphor for the complications and intricacies of life. Like the thickets that stretch across our paths, we overcome their prickles as we move toward the light beyond.
And yet the earth is the constant. It watches as civilization both nurtures and destroys the very place that contains all of human history and growth. I draw that history as well as the connections I feel to the story of humanity and land.