Drawing has an intimacy that exists for me in no other medium. I try to build a surface using layers of line and texture. To accomplish this I use a combination of traditional drawing materials including; graphite, ink, paint and pastel. This method allows me to produce a visual statement with the drawing as the most formal pursuit. For me, drawing is not about making a study or a preparation for anything beyond itself. I want the work to be complicated, manipulated and spontaneous.
The subject of my work is the environment in which I live. I produce layered, linear works that relate to the desert. Sometimes I contrast flat areas of color with the unrelenting detail found in plants native to this area. The contrast of space and detail is what attracts me to the landscape format. The Sonoran Desert has defined me as an artist and as an individual.