My work is deeply inspired by natural forms, particularly the branching systems of trees, roots, rivers and human arteries, as well as the elaborate chaos of tangled vines. I observe complex patterns of flowing, twisting fibers, and nature’s mode of creating variety within repetition. These forms, along with more geometric, often architectural structures, have become part of a visual vocabulary I use to relay my experience of existence—from conveying the pulse of nature to mirroring humans’ capacity for creation and destruction. I allow forms to dance, smother, tangle, break and escape in an attempt to express the mix of awe, reverence, anxiety and hope I feel living on Earth in the Twenty-First Century.