"For most Americans a true encounter with wildness is nonexistent or rare at best. Today it is virtually impossible to encounter a landscape that has not in some way been constructed, packaged, or interpreted by others. My photographs are an examination of this mediated natural experience and an attempt to gain some understanding of the personal relationships we all seek with place, with land, and with nature."
"I came to Oklahoma in the fall of 2004. Before moving here, Oklahoma had always been for me a sort of non-place - a landscape I passed through on my way to somewhere else. After living here for the past four years, I have come to appreciate the complexity of this place and the opportunities Oklahoma provides for exploration and discovery."