Light and color play an important role in my perception of environment. The themes that most resonate throughout my work are the experience of light, both visual and somatic, a sense of an almost romanic longing for nature in an idealized way, and the ways in which the passage of time may be marked by baring witness to the cycles and seasons of particular personal places, the weather, and my own body as a woman, mother, artist. My paintings and drawings in recent years have been about specific witnessed events of nature as I go about my daily life traversing the urban space of New York and other places I encounter through travel. My work based on the gardens, plants, trees, and weeds that I pass on my daily excursions through my urban environment call attention to the ways in which plants are cultivated by humans, or survive despite them, and is a way for me to feel a part of and in awe of the natural world, and to recognize my responsibility for the care taking of it. My challenge as an artist is to create work of beauty, strangeness, and wonder, and to bring an awareness of the world that is all around us in surprising and unexpected ways.