My work explore feelings of isolation, obsession, hope and longing through the process of its making. I find inspiration in a variety of places- the creeping vines of a strangler fig that suffocate its host plant; the thin veil of incense smoke that climbs upward from a church censer; the porous surface of a fractured bone that’s revealed through a density scan. I like to ruminate on these sorts of images, abstract them, compound them, dissolve or distort them until they become something else, ultimately serving as a metaphor for our own experiences of growth and degeneration. Although the forms I create often have a biological sensibility, I am not interested in illustrating nature, but rather, in describing emotional environments that momentarily consume us. No matter how earnestly we attempt to eradicate the past from ourselves, the residue of those experiences will always remain intact.