I had a conversation with a fellow artist last week who posed the question, "Why do you do what you do?" A great question. I work across many mediums but I am consistently drawn to subject matter of the land, our animal co-inhabitants and us. On a surface level, I am interested in how different mediums work, how I might push and pull and collaborate so that the finished result reflects me + medium. But my goal with all of the things that I make is to demonstrate the reverence I have for the land and these creatures we share it with. As someone who grew up in New York City, I didn't spend a lot of time outdoors. As an adult I feel lucky to have experienced wild and undeveloped places. These places have given me a sense of peace and hope when I feel lost or discouraged. They've challenged me, humbled me and helped me understand that I'm part of something larger. I am a product of the natural world, but I am also a member of the species currently destroying it. That's hard to reconcile. A division within the self. Maybe each work can be seen as an apology.