Art & Life Inspired by Nature

Although I have a punctuated history of working in two-dimensional media – prints, drawing, scientific illustration…and a tattoo or two – more recent work is in relief sculpture, cast in concrete and/or bronze that can be installed alone or as architectural elements in walls and pillars, post caps and decorative framing, etc.

The smaller, wearable pieces are carved from antler, bone or fossil ivory, or constructed from an ever evolving collection of found objects, including very old shell buttons, and/or interesting metals of all kinds …etc.

When not working on one of these projects, and when low tides expose intertidal habitats in Puget Sound, I work with The Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program, and on various surveys of marine and nearshore species. Offering stories about and acquainting beach/shoreline visitors with these fascinating organisms is vital for inspiring action toward the future health of our unique and precious Salish Sea.

Hopelessly smitten with most all things wild - and often beautifully weird – I’m endlessly intrigued with learning their natural histories, and freely borrow from these seductive stories to fertilize my efforts towards new projects.

Art & Life Inspired by Nature

Art & Life Inspired by Nature