Through indecisive and unhappy teenage years, and finding myself studying for a degree in history I found my true love of creative thinking and the desire to explore these creative impulses. An interest in light and shadow and capturing what cannot be grasped or easy seen was a huge awakening for my artistic development. The thematic approach of looking at something that humans cannot easily physically capture or recreate fascinated me then and still plays a huge role in the way I think about art and aesthetics. I look back at this time of growth and see the implementation of fundamental Neuroaesthetic functions in my mind as it began to ask questions about what art could be.
This period resulted in a successful exploration of subject and a strong body of work. Influenced by a discovery of Chris Natrop's work and his innovative use of paper as a material to intricately carve and install into spaces.