My inspiration comes from the natural world and living in Northwestern Ontario I have a lot of it to draw from. I had the opportunity to be surrounded by nature while growing up in a rural environment. Moving into the city brought a realization crashing down on me: most people don’t get this intimate connection to nature.
Living in the city, I became increasingly interested in the wildlife that did exist in urban centers, and the relationship that these animals have with the people living there. I began researching the ways that wild animals have infiltrated and adapted to urban environments and creating artworks that focus on exploring the nature versus culture binary through society’s relationship to urban wildlife.. Using animal forms as a representation of the natural world, I seek to address the ways that nature has adapted to urban environments and generate thought about the ways in which we can re-adapt ourselves to nature.