The natural world has always left me in awe. Whether it is the ease in which succulents can be propagated or the way a seed with sunlight and water will generate new life. The paintings in this series focus on these ideas in watercolor with the inclusion of embossing, flocking, and sanding on select works.
A question I asked myself regularly while creating this work was can we still see the power that nature has over everything, and the beauty within that power, after we spend so much time trying to control it; our gardens, our lawns, the landscape. The patterns in my paintings are manipulations of their natural order and are my own way of depicting the subjects’ beauty. The hope is that my work will cultivate a sense of respect and awe for nature’s abilities and in turn change the way people interact with it.