Artist Statement

I hope to inspire others to discover a deeper appreciation for the natural world. ​From an early age, I recall attempting to imagine what the landscape around me in south-central Nebraska looked like before the roads, towns, farmsteads, and fences. As an adult now, I find myself seeking out environments that show little to no impact from industrialization. My relief prints attempt to convey my explorations and experiences in these environments through precise and purposeful design. My current work investigates the history and particularly the current circumstances of the North American Bison–once a prominent figure in the Great Plains, now absent from the natural landscape and confined to feedlots, pastures, parks, and wildlife preserves.