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Artist Statement

My current work explores the different facets of the beekeeping industry, from honey harvest to monoculture pollination to fighting the diseases that threaten our complex relationship with the honeybee.
I see this body of work as a documentary in paintings. Each painting deals with a unique aspect of the industry. Yet the overall image resides beyond a mere survey of an industry. Instead, a process as routine as the pollination of a walnut orchard becomes an chimerical act that questions the viewer's understanding of what is normal and what is abnormal in our relationship to the natural world.