I like to make images that are based on the landscapes that have shaped my life, the lives of my family, and the people before me. These prints depict a variety of locations from the land where I was raised in Kansas, up the Missouri River to the rivers headwaters near Bozeman, Montana, where I live now. The river serves as a geographic connection between the present and the past.
The indirectness of the printed image interests me because it is something removed from the initial thoughts, drawings, and actions of the artist. I work with this indirect process to build surfaces and create a quality of uncertainty. This is a creative process that includes reflection, inexactness, the depiction of an ephemeral space, and the passing of time.
Through my artwork, I look for something more than what is in front of me. I make pictures that employ the process of searching and discovery to express thoughts, sensations, and specific qualities surrounding a place.