The artwork that I make starts from a central point inside it expands in diverging directions ranging from drawing to collage, printmaking and mixed media. Growing up in Philadelphia I have always felt the affects of our postindustrial society. In these abandoned spaces I have found the unnatural and the natural begin to blend as all things become reclaimed by nature. The weeds in the cracks, the broken warehouse windows, the rust formations and graffiti all contribute to the spaces natural decay. Often these spaces are met with the bull dozer in a glorious display of construction waste, revealing the very guts of our past. The jobs those spaces housed are now replaced by our new material culture, with its complexity and its production of waste. In contrast to the goings on of our society I am also drawn to all natural and organic form. The combination of our artificial reality imposed over the natural environment is to me very striking. My process, mimicking nature is cyclical, reusing, layering, and creating as little waste as possible. Often I sift through the excesses of our society, destroying, carving and manipulating materials to draw attention to the overwhelming nature of our culture.