Look at a tree with its full body and ascending branches. Feel the grooves in the bark and study the texture. Now fly above the land and look out to see a sprawling forest and the complexities of its surrounding terrain. You will start to see a communion between the Earth and all its formations. I am inspired by this relationship as well as the colors, textures and patterns of the natural world. Through abstraction I like to transform these elements into emotional landscapes. I am interested in the reconstruction of landscapes through natural or man-made processes. I seek to understand these changes through observation and incorporate the concepts I learn into my work. Most recently I use aerial photography that I layer and manipulate in Photoshop to create designs that I then paint.