I am primarily interested in interconnectedness. Ecology serves as the conceptual framework of my investigation and maps provide the visual language for my expression. I make prints, drawings, and sculptures that use the watershed as both a literal and metaphorical symbol of interconnectedness.
My recent paper works are sensual interpretations of hydrological data. Created by cutting away layers of ground, they evoke the process by which rivers marks the landscape. My other mapping projects expose our current relationships with freshwater systems and imagine alternate paths for developing social and physical structures within these networks.
In all of these landscapes, I have eliminated the man-made structures that usually inform our location in space, leaving only the river basin to contemplate. What at first might seem disorienting leads to the possibility of re-orienting, of identifying with and within our bioregional communities. By giving priority to water, not as resources to be exploited, but as an integral part of the health of social and biological systems, I hope to provoke dialogue and stimulate change around how we understand ourselves in relationship to the hydrological world.