I find strong personal connections to the idea of collecting. Objects that – by physical identity, texture, pattern or color – represent my theories about life concepts.
The foundation of my work revolves around collecting appreciation and motivation from my observation of nature. I see nature as the ultimate artist. From its forms and color palettes to its function; everything that nature produces is used as a motivational tool to create and expound on my artistic output.
The collection of layers, drawing, objects and Japanese heritage are presented in a shadow box. This helps create a whole out of the raised collections, and also references my collecting as collections. In the end the artwork becomes a physical, mental and philosophical documentary of my observations.