Hi! I am an artist who grew up on 10-acres of untouched Florida forest. When I wasn’t outside, I was drawing. Not much has changed to the present day. My artwork comes from the feeling of losing myself and imagination to those 10-acres.
The forest was a place of both danger and solitude. Rattlesnakes, water moccasins, and biting insects hid in the palmettos on the forest floor. Yet, what I remember most is the feeling of peace, the smell of oak tree bark on my skin after climbing, and the ambient sound of cicadas in the evenings. In my work, the forest is a place of mystery, possibility, and risk. As a whole, it’s neither good nor evil, but there are creatures in it who are certainly one of the two.