I often listen to news on the radio when working in my studio. I found myself making patterns of marks; something I could do while in the studio listening to what is going on in the world around me. It was a way to cope. It occurred to me that I should start writing the words I was hearing. 
I experience trees as guardians and find great solace in the woods. I decided to create a forest environment. It seemed that I could give these words to the tree's image as a way to call on them; that they would know what to do, that they could somehow help.

video: ForTheTrees                           Review: Portland Museum Biennial