I have spent my life trekking through mountains, gazing into the cliff sides surrounding me. On the surface I see walls of color, texture and evidence of times since past. However, within every layer and pocket of varying stone are lifetimes of silent observations. I seek these ideas of narrative within my work; abstracting and pairing down these complex geologic interactions into small, simplified fragments; thumbnails. The color, shape, texture and orientation of each stone speaks to a unique story and process.
Every piece begins with a clear intention of form, color relationships, textures and composition. It is important to me, to emulate the same notions of movement, variety, and form within these natural formations, but not to recreate them. This change in context creates an opportunity for observation and appreciation of these sentient beings within a comfortable, interior space.