I am an Environmental Artist working in both the urban landscape and the natural world. My work is concerned with the relationship between people and their environment. My participatory pieces involve events and installations that allow people to make connections to their space and each other.
My work plays on the tension between our control and lack of control over materials and the environment.
I work in many materials: glass, wood, steel, slate, concrete. I often use modern industrial processes in my public realm work. Glass and gold leaf manipulate light with reflection and refraction forming a link between air and solid. Other materials I work with have contrasting absorption. Interplay with light connects materials with time, night and day, seasonality and the passing of the years, creating a rhythm in space. Plant materials continue the relationship with light. They lend an organic unpredictability that creates tension in combination with more monumental materials. The use of plants is a balancing act between control and freedom.
I use digital collage, photography and printmaking to express proposals and ideas. These two dimensional works are a more personal iteration of the concepts in my head, where bringing large peices into physical existence requires collaborative and collective effort and expertise.