The memory of place is one of my focuses for exploration and painting from. Whether it be a scene of calm on an atypically uncrowded beach shore, walking by abandoned warehouses, or making a road-trip stop; the place itself is not the focus - but rather the moment and interaction between people, location, and time is. In a rapidly changing landscape, I am interested in the fleeting relationship between us and our environment that continues to evolve due to natural causes and human decisions.
With the ongoing drought that was prevalent throughout California through 2019, my attention and focus now include drought-tolerant plant life in an effort to raise awareness. I enjoy seeking and finding these plants for their extraordinary forms and patterns that inspire me continuously.
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