I see my work as a collaboration with the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and time.
This is visually apparent in my current work with clay and watercolor painting. I can trace its origins however to my earliest projects in the mediums of hand-processed super8 film and sound.
Even less apparent is the integral role this form of collaboration plays in my main medium - story. Though formally trained as a poet, my earliest and primary literary influences are National Geographic, encyclopedias, atlases, and bedtime stories. How do we share the meaning that we feel?
How do we understand the experience of others through listening with all of our senses?
What inspires me is the growing possibility of living and creating more collaboratively with fellow creatures of all kinds.
Work I am creating through Isla of the Wild, the design component of my art and conservation studio, can be found at Asagi Hatchery, Fishcake Hawaii, The Cove Collection, and KOBO Seattle.