• My interactions with the world and my practice as an artist have both been shaped by my upbringing on my family’s farm. As cultivators we shape and carve out the landscape, changing it to meet our needs, while in turn meeting the needs of the land. We are caretakers of the living landscape, which if left to thrive unsupervised reclaims human-made forms. My artwork resonates with this lifework. My work is inspired by the growth and continuity of cultivated landscapes, and the people, tools, and systems that impact them. The work visualizes overlooked and unseen phenomenon. Its poetics translates into noticing moments that others may not. Recalling the rhythms of farm practice, I utilize strategies of repetition to focus on what is revealed in subtle variation. My drawing and sculpture express my appreciation for the processes and tools involved in cultivated landscapes.