My paintings are inspired by photographs taken from the car window. I am intrigued by the tension between the beauty of creation and the priorities of man. The “Hewn to Power” pieces depict this intersection.

These works examine trees which have been hewn around power lines. Taken out of context, these arboreal specimens teeter between absurdity and melancholy. I have embellished their environment with "markings" representing both the man-made and the sacred. There are traces of agricultural grid paper, file folders, fasteners, labels, and tools to denote this field study.

My work stems from a deep appreciation and respect for nature. Within my artwork, I explore the juxtaposition of nature, man, and the divine. I utilize recycled everyday objects such as household ephemera, junk mail, and old magazines to build my artwork.