I begin with pencil and paper. Simple. Meditative, airy gestures make marks and smudges. Alternating light and heavy pressure. My eyes try to study forms and shadow. Squinting and relaxing my gaze. Playing with seeing and not seeing.
The inspirations are coming from walking in a very small fraction of the vast temperate rain forests on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. The results are both pencil drawings and digitally composited photo collage with images shot in the old fort ramparts.