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I live in Los Angeles and spend a lot of time exploring in nature when I’m not working in the studio or teaching. Regardless of what medium I use, my work has a whimsical quality and embodies my love of the outdoors and my awe of the natural world. These pieces are from a large collection of hand cut collages entitled, In Search of Treasure. In this ongoing series, I explore our universal human relationship to landscape using mineral specimens as both physical and metaphorical terrain to be contemplated, explored, protected, and to inspire feelings of awe. Conservation, connectivity, and Eco-psychology are the core concepts that drive my work. I hope to inspire the viewer to go outside and explore their own internal landscape as they interact with nature.