This body of work explores the incredible longevity of nature. The gingko, fern, and magnolia are archetypes of persistence. They exist today in a similar form to their ancestors who lived over a hundred million years ago. These plants are presented as timeless icons: simultaneously ancient fossils, contemporary objects, and artifacts for the future. They are reliquaries containing precious potential for continuation. These plants demonstrate that given a chance, nature will ultimately survive.
My technique has grown out of experimentation with painting and printmaking. The work is hung on walls and is part painting and part sculpture. Found frames are fitted with boards. I carve and incise the boards to create a dimensional surface for painting. Each work contains an area of focus that is richly detailed; employing layering as a metaphor for time.