My work is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi. Characteristics include asymmetry, simplicity, intimacy, appreciation of the process and understated elegance.
Wabi sabi allows for us to see time, and the beauty that can come with it. It shows up in this work in unexpected places. Perhaps as the background of a piece, taken on an old picnic table weathered by time.
I look at the individual parts of a flower to create unexpected new works. Petals from one, a stamen from another, leaves from a plant. Deconstructing a single flower to create something new. Turning a leaf inside out. Or a petal upside down. Unraveling the beauty of nature to see something new.