I focus on the fascinating consistency of new plant growth and the expressive characteristics natural forms exude. Abstracting the intricacies of leaves, blooms and the ambiguous somewhat unseen world beneath the soil of  tangled roots, rocks and earthly formations. Beginning with an encaustic monotype, I collage parts of hand-painted papers, ink drawings and occasional textiles, creating a whimsical interpretation of lush, abstract landscapes. I strive for strong textural differences reflective of the various surfaces found in nature.