I grew up on ranches in Nevada and Idaho and have lived in the West all my life, so the land, the water, the sky are my source of beauty I am interested in how we perceive this world and how we maintain a connection to the land. Much of our perception is limited, our experience with the land is sporadic. We see it in pieces through the windows of houses and the windows of cars as we pass by. Yet over the years we put these perceptions together, the line of mountains against the sky, cloud formations, a rock along the river, a shadow in dense foliage. The visual and emotional memory of these perceptions are the basis of my work.