Monochromatic Mandala Mixed media 14 x 14.5 inches Artist's Statement My paintings and mixed media pieces are a celebration of the beauty of the natural world. I have always felt a strong connection with plants and animals, and have been fascinated by the intense beauty they possess. I strive to share this love with my audience by observing deeply, and creating pieces that joyfully explore the color, form, and pattern that natural objects have to offer. Out of respect for the environment, all of my paintings are created on components of upcycled discarded wooden furniture. My mixed media pieces are created with hand marbled paper, linoleum prints, and upcycled hand painted frames.