My artistic concerns deal with themes of quick gestures, identity, duality, confusion, and being lost. I am interested in the idea of sameness between trees in forest landscapes. Through this similarity I explore duality and mirroring, and play with the idea that each tree is the same. I often place an emphasis on a forceful, ambiguous, or invisible central focus point: my interest in focal points connects an awkward tension to the experience of being lost in a landscape to the point of having exits emerge everywhere. Yet this point of escape is simultaneously nowhere. I layer numerous varied anxious marks and attempt to find a peace or serenity through the anxiety. A varied approach to abstraction in my work plays with different levels of disarray present in this confusion. Although I am primarily a printmaker, my mark-making remains similar throughout any medium that I use and represents a hectic and tiring weight of disappointment.
I have a deep attraction to trees as well as forests that leads to me creating landscapes almost exclusively. I use the wilderness in my work to reflect on ideas of cultural identity and conflict, mostly inwards. My most recent series, "These Trees" are self-portrative and evaluate the tension and pressure I have felt as a Caucasian Canadian marrying into a Thai family. I have previously addressed issues of Canadian French versus Canadian English identity, since I consider both languages my first language and have in the past experienced a lot of prejudice and some racism from both sides. I am interested in using the tree, a symbol of sedentarity which is often used to describe being rooted a cultural background, to explore issues of culture, class, identify, and the feeling you get when you feel that these are challenged.