At the core of my creative practice is the desire to express human experience as understood through my own life’s journey. Living in rural Kansas, the prairie Midwest, the land has provided both inspiration and material for my work. Here, I am surrounded by a stark beauty, and life’s cyclical nature is ever present. From this environment, I collect materials the land has to offer in various states of growth and decay. These become forms that I arrange, rearrange, and rework, looking for interesting visual and psychological relationships that relate to both ornament and experience.