“The human imagination is spatial and it is constantly constructing an architectonic whole from landscapes remembered or imagined; it progresses from what is closest to what is farther away, winding layers or strands around the single axis, which begins where the feet touch the ground.” 
Groundwork is an investigation of the diverse ecology and impermanent nature of constructed ground.
The ground registers the marks of human intervention – it is at once a constructed artifact and an expressive canvas. Bearing witness to our comings and goings, forever shaped and reshaped through time, the ground is co-created by human and non-human beings alike, and continually acted upon by the forces of wind, water, heat and cold. Water sheets across surfaces and percolates into the ground, transporting and collecting material, moving sediment from one place to another. Opportunistic plants and insects inhabit minute fissures in asphalt, stone, and concrete. Humans appropriate the ground as a site of cultural exchange, inscribing images and words to register, if only temporarily, metaphysical truths, thoughts, and ideas. We cannot halt time, but we can witness its passage in the physical and material changes of the world beneath our feet.
This work appeared in Equivalence, an exhibition with Katya Crawford at the Rainosek Gallery, UNM School of Architecture + Planning and at the Smith Gallery at the University of Arkansas Stephen L Anderson Design Center.
Czeslaw Milosz, Visions from San Francisco Bay. (New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982), 7.