Whether it be a fanciful painting inspired by the presence of place, a detailed illustration of a lizard, a digitally manipulated image or an abstract collage my process always begins outside. There is one infinitely creative source which we are all connected to yet experiencing in vastly different ways. The earth is the ultimate master sculpture, using climate systems to shape rock and support varying forms of life. When outside away from human constructs, I find the most inspiration. I never know what fateful situation I will find in my path or capture with my camera.
We are in a time where it is critical to reflect on the natural processes that brought life to this planet in order to be stewards that help preserve what is here now. By expressing my own curiosities of this wild and amazing planet through art I hope to take part in bridging the gap between the natural world in which we are all born and the boxes we have created in order to set ourselves apart.
Through September, 40% of all art sales @blackbirdbarsf will be donated to Jungle Keepers, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Amazon Rainforest. In this crucial time of raising awareness Jungle Keepers has had rangers on the front lines, speaking up as a voice for the ecology of the forest. To learn more about all that they do, or to donate directly please visit:
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