Throughout my long career, the natural world has been the filter through which I examine my life and the world around me. The source is my growing up on the Gulf Coast – literally with the beach and gulf in front, and woods and swamp behind. I sought solace in nature and carry that experience until this day.
NEWLANDIA II | The previous iteration of Newlandia is darker in tone and content. These are heavily worked, aerial views with deep gouges and scrapes in the surface. The physicality of my movements when creating them somehow released my hidden memories, and connections emerged between remnants of environmental devastation and scars on my own body. I began to understand the works as a self-reflective journey where creation and destruction coexist.