At 14 years of age my NYC parents sent me to summer in California with my relatives, avid outdoors people. Along with two other families we went to the Sierra Nevada on a 10- day mule pack trip. Without proper footwear or clothes, despite the intense sun, early snowfall and animals in my tent I was hooked on nature.

I photograph my travels with my husband which often are guided by nature whether by back packing, hiking or a simple walk in the woods. As a mixed media artist I pick up materials everywhere I go; handfuls of forest floor, pieces of wood or rusted metals.

Combined with the inspirational vistas that nature affords I am very much attuned to the passage of time and the changes and fragility of life which are reflected in this group of work.

all dimensions are in inches