I'm a carved wood and mixed media artist based in Tucson, Arizona. A guiding principle in my life is to walk lightly on the planet. To that end I work with sustainable, found and reclaimed materials. Each summer or fall I visit an aspen forest to collect downed wood for my carvings. Every time I return I’m moved by the strength and the delicacy of the natural world. My concern for the environment often translates into works about the relationship between people and nature. In recent years issues of human migration and habitat loss have made their way into my visual narrative. The artwork I do is a reflection of my worldview that we're here to care for one another and to act as stewards for the earth.