In 2017 I completed my Nebraska Master Naturalist training through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. My interests in science, botany and regional ecosystems led me to seek new training and new ways of engaging with the ecological communities around me. Shortly after I was awarded an artist residency at the Cedar Point Biological Station in Ogallala Nebraska.
The bodies of work that I am developing within the framework of “Artist as Master Naturalist” investigate site specific responses to botany, landscape and regional ecosystems through the use of wet cyanotype photography, traditional painting and drawing. Through these bodies of botanical and land based work I aim to evoke a viewer’s intrigue about the origins and beauty of the natural world while also sparking a heightened awareness and appreciation of the ecosystems around us.