In my artwork, I challenge traditional western notions of plein air, figurative and still life painting. I explore other-worldly ecospheres combining abstraction and realism. Nature, technology, and fluid bodies collide and conflate as they transform and move through space.
My work is filled with fragments of the immediate physical world combined with language, and gestural mark making. The macro and micro views of textiles, trees, minerals, and bodies inspire me.
I research identity, culture, nature, science, history, and memories. I am interested in memories and tensions between separation and inclusiveness, strength and fragility, and loss and desire. Through a social justice lens, I rebel against divisiveness, disharmony, and stereotyping of the current moment. Through a wide angle of diversity and respect, I examine the hope for a free, sustainable, and healthy world for all.