Bio: I spent many years working as a Cell Biologist and I am fascinated by complex systems, both evolved and designed. On one level my work explores the variety of relationships between form and function and challenges well-known connections between familiar objects by using them to create new forms and new functions. On another level my work examines the matrix of connections between intention and adaptation. Some of the permutations and chimeras I create may echo known biological or man made systems while others may create entirely novel systems that invite careful study. My art is influenced by my experiences both as a biologist and as a landscape designer and makes extensive use of plants and textures. Like a living cell, an
organism, or a garden, each piece I create is an individual unit of function. The pieces often begin with a general concept or an interest in juxtaposing certain materials and they evolve through a combination of deliberate decisions and the unique adaptive
properties of the materials.