I often think of my work in groups and sets. My studio process consists of repetition of similar forms and similar surface textures. It seems natural to display and view works in groups. I think of my installations, whether they are indoors or out, as either sets of repeating forms with variations, or groups of different forms that relate to each other as part of a community.
My work is inspired by natural forms, especially plants and aquatic flora and fauna. My installation groupings are similarly inspired by the different ways in which humans view nature. People arrange specimens in boxes, plant trees in rows and isolate species for study. This isolation and lining up allows for a type of study and comparison, which I find interesting visually and conceptually.
The gridded repetition of bugs stuck on pins in a museum is very different from the irregular arrangement that life chooses on its own. WIthout human interference, different plants and animals live together, forming communities that include varied species serving different functions in the group. This variation and relation are also visually and conceptually interesting to me.