This series of work is based on cyanotype prints from drawings on vellum. I select my subjects – plants, animals, clumps of vegetation, and inanimate objects – because have a story to tell. That story connects me to place. I use my training as a naturalist and science illustrator to make accurate observations, but I am also interested in the spiritual connection between humans and nature. I spend intense time observing and distilling shapes and textures onto the page through drawing. The process is meditative and allows me to connect with my subjects- in some sense they come alive and we communicate, projecting ourselves onto each other. My goal is to capture the feeling I get when I see a lynx before it disappears into the forest, or when I startle an owl off the road with a kill. It is a feeling that is beautiful, fleeting, mysterious, complex, and also I believe universal.