I use materials foraged from wild landscapes to create a fascinating blend of natural history and contemporary art. Part art and part science, I pay particular attention to the color and texture of materials gathered in the field. Then I take the time to identify the species of plants, animals and fungi used in my work. Back in my studio, I assemble the natural materials into a “live sculpture” and photograph them for print.
As an artist and conservationist, my art would not be possible without the preservation of wild spaces. Proceeds from my work go to support the Greensprings Wildlife Sanctuary in Ashland, Oregon. The sanctuary is 154 acres of forest, high prairie and riverside habitat in the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountains. Many of the materials used in my work are humanely sourced within the sanctuary. All art sales directly benefit the sanctuary for reforestation and habitat restoration projects.