Landscapes of a northern, surreal, and psychological nature are the subjects of my mezzotints, etchings and collages. These spaces give form to a state of mind characterized by distance, secrecy, and ambiguity. My work draws upon experience, memory, desire and obsession, and is influenced by sleep, circadian rhythms, darkness, weather and celestial observation, as well as northern landscape.
I started thinking about the North after spending several weeks in Estonia in November 2007, part of which was spent on the small, forested island Hiiumaa. I traveled on bicycle around the island, looking at the lighthouses, entranced by the darkness and the forest. After that I lived in Iceland for a year carrying out a Fulbright Fellowship creating prints at the Icelandic Printmakers Association in Reykjavik. I currently reside in Fairbanks, Alaska.