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 world around me. Simultaneously 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 the creation of visceral botanical imagery I aim to evoke a viewer’s intrigue about the origins and the beauty of the natural environment while also sparking a heightened awareness and appreciation of the world around us.