I am a full-time artist and designer creating both functional and non-functional forms of art. I create abstracted visual hybrids of plants and insects in plastic, paper and metal. My creations reference biomimicry in small vascular plants and arthropods. I play with the visual similarities between them to create ambiguity in my work. My recent works specifically focus on my interest in geometric patterns in native central Texas plants. My sculptural works and wearable art objects are influenced by my research of the flora and fauna of central Texas and my garden.
I draw inspiration for creating objects and drawings from investigations of forms found on hikes or found within my gardens, which I am continuously expanding. I spent most of my time growing up in Mississippi and Louisiana where I was constantly surrounded by an abundance of biodiversity and always curious about organisms in the undergrowth.
I love the cross over of identifiable forms in nature with forms that are just out of reach of recognition, but somehow still remain familiar in our consciousness. Structural anatomies and growth anomalies of plants and animals are of particular interest. I attribute this interest to my days spent in the woods growing up exploring the natural world, discovering the secrets that are always around us. Discovery and curiosity remain driving forces behind my creative process and I try to retain the element of discovery in the experience of my work for the viewer.
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