- Dry Spell Graphite on Paper 22x30 inches 2016
- Common Murre Oil on Plexiglass 30x40 inches 2016
- Common Loon Oil on plexiglass 30x40 inches 2016
Today, many species of animals on this planet are endangered, simply due to urbanization and human involvement in the environment. In my practice, I emphasize the environmental problems that wild animals endure due to human consumption and urbanization. What has come to be viewed as natural in our society is laden with artificiality, while the nature that remains and the beings that live in it are removed everyday. My current work focuses on the unbalanced relationship between humans and wildlife and my exploration of both mine and humanity’s involvement in the environment. Presently focused on California, my drawings and paintings function as documentations of issues regarding the declining wildlife, while also inherently recording my reactions and views of the relevant issues. Materiality, such as fabric with natural patterns and plastic, is supplemental in my practice for showing the ways in which human beings recreate the natural, all while overlooking the concerning issues. Through my work, I examine environmental issues and provide reflection on the erasure of wildlife.