Henry David Thoreau wrote, “We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain.”


I agree.  Spring flowers and gentle breezes are nice but I am refreshed by the sights and sounds of inexhaustible vigor- extreme nature. I run outside the moment I hear thunder, I love a thrilling flood, my heart beats wildly when I experience an earthquake.  It is this side of nature with its element of surprise that currently inspires my drawing.  My intention with these works is to show the beauty in nature’s power—

the bold, heraldic, sometimes destructive side that reminds us there are certain things completely out of our control.


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