IT MAY TAKE LONGER
Influenced by the personal and the political, I draw inspiration from the historical and social landscape of place. Using my own rural community as a starting point, I articulate the complexity and range of the public's relationship with their nearby landscape. I recognize we have a variety of relationships with nature and I consider how those relationships shift and reshape over time.
This body of work explores our lives as political. By simply sitting in a chair or living in a house, we become a part of a much larger system of practices. Using everyday objects as symbols for jobs, home, and nature, these sculptures consider the interdependence between people and nature revealing the direct connection between community health, land health, and capitalism, while rethinking "progress".