The human relationship with the natural world is the primary source of inspiration for my work. 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 impose rational explanations and limits upon what is natural, irrational and unconscious.
My most recent series, “All Possible Worlds," explores my interest in the multiverse or “many-worlds” theory of quantum physics. In this series, I juxtapose direct imagery, such as photographs I have taken of a nearby river, with poured pools of ink and mechanical geometric drawings. Through chance and gravity, the poured ink creates new forms that become almost organic in nature— flowing bursting, seething, or vibrating—while the geometric drawings, intertwining amongst the ink pools, connote the energy of the forms, creating new and different worlds unto themselves.