I make sculptures and works on paper to reclaim the sense of wonder I felt as a child. I explore escape and nostalgia, colored by my present sense of environmental ruin. My paintings depict landscapes, often in places where nature and people collide. In my sculptures I depict fragments of nature—a cross-section of a giant tree, a canopy of leaves—to explore beauty and darkness that I would otherwise miss in my daily life. I am interested in the tension and humor that develops between the transportive representation and the handmade construction of my work.