Biota 2015 - Present

Biota investigates the flora and fauna of a distinct region in order to imagine multiple views of one habitat – diving into its mysteries, exploring every corner, and considering how a place changes over time. While the work references many actual things on a human scale, the paintings also incorporate invisible elements from the molecular and cosmic levels. The works are visually dense like the human environment we often find ourselves in and the process draws from its origin and destruction. We are constantly overloaded with visual information daily and this data cycle informs the work. The ebb and flow of these ideas lend themselves to the creation of compositions in Biota. The evolution of a biodiverse ecosystem within a series highlights its wonder, potential, and fragility over time.