My creative process is driven by a primordial urge to return to nature. Using colored pencils on paper, I intuitively draw lines, shapes, and textures that flow together in an elegant rhythm that is suggestive of the underlying harmony and balance of the natural world. I begin each drawing by establishing the center; all of the other elements radiate outward from this central point on the paper. Abstractions of flowers, celestial bodies, and ambiguous organic forms slowly begin to emerge from an internalized collection of imagery, emotion, and memories. I feel a strong connection with women outsider artists such as Emma Kunz, Anna Zemankova, and Hilma af Klint, whose visionary work has greatly inspired my own practice. The symbolic content of my dreams, as well as the visceral experience of dreaming, are also endless sources of inspiration. Through the act of drawing, I seek to connect with the mysterious beauty of nature that is hidden and ungraspable.