The process of creating my work is a collaboration between the materials and myself. It deals with creating a harmony of form and material by combining my aesthetic concerns with the character and uniqueness inherent in the material. The most important influence in my work both physically and spiritually is the western landscape in the United States. My work can be seen a a distillation of my experience with that landscape, in combination with my ongoing exploration of the sensuous and eccentric qualities of the natural materials. This initiates a process of expressing a larger notion of nature by using specific natural elements.
My large scale environments are inhabited physically, while the wall sculptures are inhabited psychologically. Both are meant to establish a sense of place in the spirit and the mind.