I am a visual artist and art educator living in Houston, Texas.
I create abstractions that are geological, biological, and figural, most often embracing the fluid and tactile qualities of paint and the intuitive decisions that come with creating by hand. My work often juxtaposes diverse organic imagery not to highlight the differences but instead to call attention to these connections and transient boundaries.
I wish to consider consciousness in a way that does not privilege humanity over other life forms or undermine deep ecological connections.
I aim to evoke intersections of the corporeal and the spiritual in order to promote an integral theory of nature. Organism and environment dance fluidly in a complex space of interaction, one that transcends the temporal and spatial dimensions of its subjective experience.
My art is a visual and tactile manifestation of my inner world. My synesthesia and interest in phenomenology inform my work as well as my quest for meaning. I believe that our inclinations toward the spiritual and the aesthetic are also shaped through our connections with nature and grounded within the context of the natural world. I see my own interactions with my environment as a form of ongoing dialogue, interpretation, and construction of meaning.