I look to nature for inspiration to create art. In nature I find peace and calm, away from the stress and turmoil of everyday life. I find that being in the natural environment makes me feel closer to God and that I have a more intimate connection to something unimaginably bigger than myself when I am outside. Natural objects such as leaves, flowers and trees inspire me through their organic shapes and their range of colors. I am fascinated by the intricacies of plants and trees and the way that they all grow together to make one beautiful whole.
I find that it is an imperative part of my process to draw from life whenever possible; to go out and find a place to draw under trees or in a field, or, at the very least to collect natural objects and draw from them in the studio.
The sharp geometric shapes offer a strong contrast to the plant life that distinguishes it and makes it appear even more soft and peaceful in relation. The geometric lines can be interpreted as the outside world and the way it interacts with the natural environment.
My installation piece simply displays the beauty and strength of nature and creates for the viewer a place where they too can experience the peaceful, calm, reflective moments that I experience when I spend time outside and take time to be in the great natural environment that is such a gift to be able to see and experience every day.