I work with nature. It's complexity and subtlety represent long-standing challenges to me. My drawings reflect an influence of the "wabi sabi” aesthetic and the recognition of the infinite beauty and forms of nature as well as its fragility. My drawings are not straightforward observations. Working from photographs I combine images, multiple viewpoints, inversions and even duplicates to create views of nature not wholly sensible but almost believable. The Shadow Series of works is an ongoing study of light and shadow patterns on forest paths and trails; abstractions that are literally at our feet but also suggest the vast universe beyond. The Climate Change Series is based on the 4 elements of earth, air, fire and water. The works speak for themselves. Black and white? I enjoy an emphasis on form, value and intensity.