The primary materials that I use are paint, sculpture and drawing. I apply these in a way that focuses on tactility and texture, and which often incorporate dirt, dust and plaster. Using these media, I have created pieces that recall memory and history, agriculture and seeds.
I feel very drawn to past events. Even when they have taken place generations ago, history forms the basis of how each of us lives and thinks. By depicting landscapes and objects that I find personally significant, I connect back to people and places that have had an influence on my own story.
Landscape also connects to my interest in agriculture and seeds. Agriculture has provided my family with income, as well as securing their sustenance and survival. With the global nature of our food market, our connections to seeds and seasons have evolved and changed. Seeds have the capacity to develop and nourish, but how does this role change when we feed ourselves in a way that disregards the seasons?
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