It’s an exciting time to be alive. We live in a period that is reminiscent of the Romantic era. Our fast-paced, controlled, ordered, synthetic, technologically driven culture has created a deep desire to reconnect with the vast and ever-changing natural world. Like Henry David Thoreau in "Walden," we seek a slower, more deliberate life. Despite seemingly separate from nature, we are, in fact, nature. My paintings hybridize the inorganic or “manmade” synthetic elements of culture with the organic elements of the natural world.