At the core of my work is a collaboration between the natural and the cultural. This meeting begins with my deliberate and calculated manipulation of industrial materials. I incorporate the permanence of steel, wood, glass and fabric, in order to represent my human propensity towards order and control. On the other side of this convergence exist the elements that are continually beyond my authority. I employ ephemeral materials, such as plants, soil, water and light that represent the uncertain and unpredictable world around me. With these two material extremes, I construct frames, containers and enclosures in which the cultural elements attempt to hold and embrace the natural. Ultimately, these constructed situations are intended as portraits of human communication and interaction.