My work is derived from the connection we have with places that are familiar to us. I build my pieces from a repetition of loosely ordered linear marks combined with fluid ones. Through this repetition, a foundational space is created. Eventually, this space begins to reference landscapes that I am personally connected to, and becomes a foundation related to my past. I often combine elements from various places. These have included the unique settlement pattern found in my native home of South Louisiana, the architectural structures surrounding my father’s home in northeastern Ohio, and the qualities of the desert in my current residence in Arizona. My work allows me to explore and combine these landscapes, while new imagery surfaces from the blending of process and place.