• Artist Statement

    My artwork resonates with the lifework farming. My interactions with the world and my practice as an artist are shaped by my upbringing on my family’s farm. Drawings and sculptures investigate relationships of labor, life cycles, growth and continuity as well as the people, tools, and systems that impact them. Recalling the rhythms of farm practice, I utilize strategies of repetition to focus on what is revealed in subtle variation. Exploring repetitive labor practices, I examine bodies, materials, and landscapes as well as inquire into its sustainability. Is this life work sustainable? Are these practices sustainable? Who will last longer – the tool, the tool operator, the landscape?