Context of my art
The natural environment has played a paramount role in my art. I am interested in natural phenomena in their purest forms as well as the human imprints on nature. The instances when nature overtakes human cultures over time by consuming and rotting old structures and borders fascinate me.
I have lived all my life on lakeshores. I ponder over different forms of water in my works of art. Water, snow, and ice are elements which constantly reshape the northern landscape. Our ability to read nature is slowly disappearing as we live less and less on its terms. For me art allows a consideration of my own relationship with nature. Sometimes I get so near to its true essence, it is nearly within reach. Nature however still riddles me as I have lost my ability to sense it instinctively. I am not a bear, a fish, or a bird.