I focus on the fascinating consistency of new plant growth and the expressive characteristics natural forms exude. I am curiously inspired by the ambiguous world beneath the soil of  tangled roots, bulb 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.