Art is my way of a “reintegrative forming of forms...to become an aid to the cognition that has material content”(Hussler). It is my belief that through a balance of historical context, material understanding, and experiential awareness, artists can thrive living a creative-life practice. My personal artistic practice includes: visual making, ecological and historical studies, mind-body awareness, embodied spirituality, and philosophical education. These practices support the development of my socio-philosophical understanding, which in turn, directly informs my image and object making. My conceptual and physical awareness willingly catalyze to create a creative self-reliance.
In my life I work to cultivate information about the landscape, sacred space, and the connection between archeology and contemporary anthropology. This meeting between experiential data and learned information allows for intuitive creation in my making. I use this melding to create artistic studies relating to my personal connection to the landscape and humanity's collective concepts of symbology. Through cultivation of this interconnection with life I put myself alone into locations that are held as places of transformation through which interactivity of the individual create the sensation of givenness. Seeking this experience in the subtly expansive and uniquely profound, I present my personal creative practice as an offering to that undefinable agent. I travel to UNESCO marked locations, Native American sacred sites, and internationally recognized historic markers across the USA, Central America, and Southern Europe to learn as close to first hand information about the history of our collective spiritual history.
My current work describes the effects of holding something sacred, which is separate from religious doctrine, and how that ancient understanding can reassert itself into our contemporary lives. To replace the unretrievable actions of rituals that are lost within ancient cultures, I enact connection with the heritage that is left behind.