In these paintings, human body parts substitute, embrace, or simply float in the natural environment. I wanted to integrate the human body parts to multiple different environments some more natural and some more synthetic.
Reflective anatomy channels my work as an environmental engineer. Leopold once envisioned the idea of the “land ethic.” I wanted to create that idea, the idea of responsible, harmonious, and sustainable existence, using my imagination and relying on the audience’s comprehension of the human impact of economic self-interest on the land.
Organic geometry is more abstract with no moral quandary over human relationship to the natural environment. These paintings are self-exploration of identity. By abstracting our identity, expressed with body parts, through superimposition in the familiar but alien environments, I strive to depict the “consciousness immersed in the being of life (Hegel).