I am an artist and landscape architect. I use the perspectives of both disciplines to create works in digital photography, painting, and collage that reflect on the human relationship with the earth. Much of my work evokes what I like to call the urban wilderness, the leftover bits of the natural world that have somehow escaped being completely overrun by the world we’ve constructed over it. Where wildlife ekes out a living alongside mountains of shipping containers and greenery overtakes crumbling factories. The themes of growth, death, renewal, and the human body are the constant currents of my work. I work from digital images, which I use as reference material for paintings, as finished prints, and as the basis forcollage. I use my own photographs as well as found or borrowed images. I favor earth colors – blue, green, and brown dominate. The process of assembling and editing is intuitive; I look for synergies, rhythms, and connections through both formal elements and content. I use color, line and texture to unite what might seem like odd or disparate juxtapositions. The entire history of life on earth has taken place in the narrow band at its surface – between the slow churning of the living earth below and the endless darkness of space above. In the broadest sense, I’m riffing on what it feels like to bea human on earth, contemplating mortality and the nature of being.