The human relationship with the natural world is the primary source of inspiration for my work. Specifically, I am interested in how we create our perceived human reality with complex systems of mathematics, science and technology, but with nature as the backdrop and laboratory. Mathematics is the language of nature, but it also distorts the perception of natural beauty and mystery. Technology allows us to explore the universe, but also encourages us to manipulate nature to our peril. I am intrigued by our innate proclivity to make sense of the nonsensical, to impose rational explanations and limits upon what is natural, irrational and unconscious, and to unmask life’s invisible mysteries. The paintings and drawings that I make attempt to bridge and balance these conflicts in ways that are both unexpected and ultimately hopeful.