A thread throughout my work has been "movement" -- as a necessity and in search of meaning. I grew up coast to coast in a Navy family. Pulling up stakes, watching the terrain from the back seat window, and starting over are factors that shaped the direction of my creative work. While my works are seen as abstract, they are very real representations of the acts of touching down and leaving a trail, or they are distillations of what I collect and notice along the way. I am drawn to expanses.