I explore the intersection of natural and human constructed environments. My interest is how these environments affect us physically and psychologically. I create hybrid forms, mixtures of organic and synthetic, new and old, memorable and discarded, forms that take their surroundings into consideration, forms that are mixtures of the known and unknown.
My drawings never fully describe how to build what they depict. Herein lies the challenge and joy of creating: the transformative process between idea and object, filling in the gaps from representation to production. Something is always lost in translating concept to prototype, but something is gained in the resulting surprise.
I understand my work through contradictions, imagining where it lays within broad spectrums such as nature / culture, intuition / reason, landscape / object, surface / form and process / product. My construction process also include contradictions: organic and
synthetic forms, salvaged and new materials, planning and experimentation.
The San Francisco Bay Area inspires me with its “in-between areas”, areas between city and country, urban and rural, nature and culture. Differentiations between land, sea and sky change with cycles of weather and tides. New hybrid landscapes are created, mixtures of concrete, sea, structures, hills, flora, coasts and fog.