artist's statement


I have always been fascinated with natural aging patterns and nature's impact on the aging process of man-made structures and materials – these things stop me in my tracks, giving moment for pause and awe to be found in even the most ordinary of objects. I am lured in by the lush textures and colors of rust, dust, erosion, and mold, often photographing these objects because of how they get under my skin – I want to remember them, recreate them. 

In each of these works can be found a sense of weathered industrialism, accented with nature’s steadfast adaptability – she seasons these material objects in her way, dressing them up in the beauty and wisdom that comes with age.  


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