\reasons I create/

While reminiscing on the old memories of being completely consumed by the overwhelming vastness of nature, forests, or any living organism. This feeling has continuously piqued my curiosity. I am forever amused by the living things sprawled across the forest floor - many seem to crawl into my compositions both consciously and subconsciously. The love I have for Mother Nature led me to the future of fungi...

I believe our society has lost its grip on the nature of reality. For thousands of years, humans evolved and adapted in different ways to survive, following Mother Earth's guidance. Technology has adapted and expanded along side humans mingling on our roads to evolution. New technology has evolved people into a new sense of survival. As humans we have integrated technologies deep into part of daily life, without truly understanding the potential threat it has to fully engulf our futures.

Mushrooms have the potential to alter our perception of the world. As nature's oldest living organism - it is believed they possess the power to change one’s perception of self and one’s reality. The art I create is interwoven with idealities surrounding the science, stories, and research of all things fungi.

To understand why there has been such extreme detachment between humans and nature, is why I strive create art.

I am determined to understand why “western civilization” has forgotten the natural, ancient practices of life. I strive to uncover why humans tolerate being controlled by the new way of survival, technology. Being immersed into research of ancient histories, old practices, and the science of mushrooms - I am able to make sense of what the new world has become.

The creation of art helps link the gap between my physical self and my spiritual self. It allows me to embrace my body completely, enough to further the embrace of my psyche. This aids to complete the understanding of who I am, reality, and human awareness. 

Creating art opens doors to understanding the reality of the world and the world I find within myself.

Art helps me investigate the idiocrasies of life. 

I have so many questions and art only begins to answer them.