I create to translate my experiences in nature, using my media to tell stories of interaction. With loose charcoal sketches, ink washes, and structured thread gradients, I construct abstractions reminiscent of landscapes I encounter. My interest in thread roots back to my mother teaching me to sew at a young age. Today, I use this delicate yet strong material to explore a balance of controlled and organic movement within my paintings. My paintings are a mapping of color, texture, and gesture. Acting as conversations, they tell the story of a feeling, a moment, and a place.