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I investigate the stages of morphological processes in nature and distortion. Growth stages evident in plants and the molting of exoskeletons in invertebrates inform my paths of exploration. I build structures out of paper, plastic and metal that are celebrations of the complexities of natural forms. I display my creations like specimens or vivisections which the viewer can explore in three dimensions.
Planar interactions and structures in plants and rock formations have created a path of investigation that I document and express through art objects and drawing. Layering and weaving my drawings and cut shapes allows me to create small abstract worlds whichI orchestrate into an order. I look to the natural world for topical and microscopic evidence of plant growth patterns, processes of erosion, skeletal forms in animals and mineral molecular structures which I harvest and use as ingredients for construction. Structural relationships in my work are materialized through my combined processes of drawing, painting, cutting, folding and pinning.