I am an ecological artist with a background in fiber art.
My work largely revolves around marine conservation through the removal of plastic marine debris from our oceans.
Though an important part of what I do it is not my central focus. My work in ecological rehabilitation through the artistic process allows me to explore relationships.
The relationships between humankind and nature,
nature and humankind,
and the overall roles they play in service of one another within the cycles of life.
For example, we are acutely aware of how plastic marine debris is harmful to the health of our ocean, our marine biodiversity, and holds mysterious long term ramifications that we can not yet conceptualize. However; plastic marine debris is only a symptom of a larger malady. What I mean is that plastic marine debris is a warning sign that something within the system of how we operate in connection with the natural world around us is out of balance. It is a sign that there is healing to be done, and it is a call to remember, develop, and practice our stewardship values.
Every relationship tells a story and holds meaning, let us remember our connection.
Remembering our connection is remembering our responsibility to earth, sea, and all living beings.