My artwork has been shaped by forty years of life in the American South. For me, the pursuit of making art is not about answers, but rather about raising questions. How will the American landscape and its condition be defined over the next century? Responding to memories, I build up expressive layers through drawing and painting in an effort to chronicle change over time. With meditative and aerial perspectives, I equate my marks to those made by humans on the land. In search for an alternative sublime, I form relationships between line and geometry to demonstrate altered geographical expressions found in forests and farmland familiar to the Southern United States. I create a typology of marks relied to human actions such as excavating, ordering, and planting. As I dig deeper, topographical compositions expose imaginative core sections that are analogous to my inner self. On fertile ground, this abstracted landscape becomes my body and tells a history of life in the American South.