My work explores human presence and absence, calling attention to what is not there.  I am interested in the profound loneliness of abandoned interior spaces.  The window is a reoccurring motif in my work, signaling entry or serving as a barrier to keep things out.  My process involves hiking, collection, viewing, and working from memory.  Hiking is a means to connect my thoughts to the natural world and provides the opportunity to collect found objects, bones, and flowers that I can take back to my studio as visual references.  When composing the loose narratives of my paintings, I contemplate questions of how an environment shapes a choice and how the individual shapes their environment.  Ambiguity is important within my paintings because I wish to ask open ended questions that may never find their answers.