I have spent my life trekking through mountains, gazing into the cliff sides surrounding me. On the surface, I see canvases of color, texture and evidence of times since past. However, within every layer and pocket of varying stone, are lifetimes of silent observations. I seek these ideas of narrative within my sculptural work; abstracting and paring down these complex geologic interactions into more deliberate and simplified fragments; thumbnails. The colors, shapes, textures and orientations in each clustering of stone, speaks to a unique story and process. Every piece, functional and sculptural, begins with a clear intention of form, color relationships, textures and composition. It is important for me to emulate the same notions of movement, variety, and form within these natural formations, but not to recreate them.