Much of my free time is spent walking in the woods, along seashores and riverbeds looking intimately at fallen objects, looking up at the sky, looking down at growing and dying organisms and trying to understand the essential tendencies of nature. Water, wind, clouds, rocks, moss, algae, insects, birds. Each of these has a pattern in life that is driven by different motivations.
When I sit down in the studio to create this work, I don't have a grand plan of how it is going to turn out. My responses to visual stimuli, described in the paragraph above, are what navigate me through the creation of multiple elements that will eventually go into my drawings or installations. Each drawing is formed through the slow layering of various colors of ink. Over a number of months, I add intricate details as they come up in my mind.