Living in Southern Idaho for most of my life has given me an appreciation for the high desert landscape. The drama that unfolds here is fascinating. I look at the natural inhabitants and see all kinds of metaphors and symbols that become part of my visual vocabulary. I am often moved by the strength of a small bird that survives in this harsh and changing weather, or the way light may bounce between the clouds and alluvial fans at the base of the mountains. As I face the different challenges and questions life brings forth, I produce my artwork as a form of questioning and speculation.