I enjoyed climbing trees as a child. Up in the canopies, smelling the bark, glimpsing the sky and earth through fluttering leaves and balancing against the pull of gravity, I sensed that I was part of something intimate, vast, beautiful and wild. I felt free and interconnected. I didn’t know it then, but I was already an artist. As a painter, I’ve always been curious about the ways in which seeing is relational, altering not only what, but how, I see. In my image-making process with paint and other materials, I use marks, colors and elemental shapes to create and disrupt patterns. Forms and gestures trade places in a grid to map a new kind of sense of the world.

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