Artist Statements

My most recent work explores movement and migration due to climate change.
As the human impact on the planet increases and pushes the world toward ecological disaster, both animals and people begin to move around the globe in new ways. Birds’ migratory patterns, and even their bodies, are changing in reaction to rising global temperatures. At the same time, climate change threatens human populations in many ways, especially communities living at or below sea level and those who depend on marine life for food. In particular, I am interested in how humans receive each other as they move through different parts of the world. The Bird is one of many markers in the health of our planet, and a symbol of the Human Spirit.

It is important to me that each drawing, sculpture, or process work be able to stand alone, yet it is in unifying them as one installation that they become stronger still. Similarly, we as humans can and must work together, acknowledging our interconnectedness with each other and with nonhuman beings, to protect the future of the planet.