I would like to sincerely thank all those who have

so generously donated materials to make this artwork possible.

You know who you are.

Thank you.

My work stems from a deep appreciation and respect for nature. Within my artwork, I explore the juxtaposition of nature, man, and the divine. Because I am passionate about caring for and protecting our environment for future generations, I use eco-friendly art supplies as much as possible. I build my artwork with recycled everyday objects like plastic bottle caps, junk mail, and old magazine pages.

My Plein Air en Plastique series reflects a challenge I made to myself—further my exploration of mans' relationship with the environment by portraying landscapes which use less and less paint and more re-used objects that would otherwise be thrown out. The use of recycled materials has allowed the community to be involved in this idea by collecting and donating various goods. I hope to inspire a greater consciousness and creativity towards what can be re-used and re-purposed.The artwork I create addresses concepts of consumerism, stewardship, and the paradox of independence/dependence within our societal landscape. Through the subject matter of my work, I invite the audience to contemplate our attitudes, priorities and responsibilities. I feel compelled to paint these contemplative landscapes because they speak to me of the delicate balance we walk with nature, and with ourselves.

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