Textures and contrasts is how I can boil down what I am drawn to visually.

That could be intricate patterns of a leaf’s veins or the weathered remains of a abandoned factory. The visual art that I am currently focused on producing is a melding of the natural world and the material one. I try to look beneath the surface and take a look at the details, sometimes it can help in seeing the real world outside our own. Using elements from near my home in Southwest Michigan like sand and refuse, I create tactile sculptural work that has emotion and meaning for me. My ongoing “Lake Michigan series” are large abstracts on canvas made with local beach sand and acrylics. I made them to honor Lake Michigan and at the same time remind us of possible disastrous consequences of modern societyʼs indifference to nature and the resources and beauty it provides.