Through a series of exploratory and layered mark-making, I create abstract images depicting a “re-imagining” of new spaces which relate to the natural environment and man made boundaries, such as gardens. This imagining includes both my physical and psychological reactions to place as well as the matrixes and designs humans impose upon nature. In these bodies of works, I play with several opposing elements simultaneously. These dualities manifest themselves through my process, subject matter, use of color and presentation (automatic, expressive drawing vs. structured grids, neon synthetics vs. natural dyes, and microcosmic vs macrocosmic components). The images that result are visual documentations or “blueprints” of my personal journey in the attempt to balance and fuse these contrasting components into a unified whole.