The Traveler

 

 At heart, the works are landscapes, although not all may appear to be so at first.  They are simplified views of our natural world, geographically ambiguous in their abstracted state. The uncertainty of location is at once mysterious and inviting. I feel connected to these places that are anywhere and everywhere, and that connection feels like home.

The compositions reflect my embrace of minimalism, and with each new body of work I gravitate toward ever increasing simplicity. That simplification cultivates comfort as it allows the mind to rest in an otherwise overstimulating world. Yet, the simplicity is deceptive. When closely engaged with each piece, hundreds of subtle hand sewn stitches emerge. The minimal landscapes may appear lonely and isolated, but evidence of deliberate labor in the stitching conjures an intimacy that suggests otherwise. The result is a simplified, abstracted landscape that is not cold, but rather provides a tender connection to an unknown location.

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