My work delves into our complex relationship with the environment, our desire to control it and covet it, to manage it and exploit it, creating a power struggle in which I believe nature will ultimately win.
Inspired by the flora and fauna that surround my home in the small, unincorporated town of Thorp, WA, I create delicate mixed-media sculptures and small-scale egg tempera paintings. As a member of PUNCH Projects, a rural arts collective, I remain active in the regional art scene. I received a BFA in metalsmithing from Colorado State University in 1995 and an MFA in sculpture from Central Washington University in 1999.
Living in rural central Washington, I put my master gardener skills to work in my own backyard, hunt for mushrooms, backpack in the woods of the Northwest and enjoy exploring the world beyond my front door.