BIOTA 2015 - Present

Nightblooms, Moon Lanterns, & Rockets
60" x 60", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

We Got Your Back
30" x 33", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Stay Together
30" x 40", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

My Mytosis, Your Neurosis
20" x 20", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Camouflage
30" x 40", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Strength In Numbers
20" x 20", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Beginnings
30" x 40", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Anchor
22" x 25", acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Particle Rings
20" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Searchlight
20" x 20", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Mesophytic Cameo
23" x 30", acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Elemental
27" x 28", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Wanderlust
22" x 25", acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Biota 1
8" x 10", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Star Maps Alpha
16" x 14", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Slippery Slope
16" x 16", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Hanging on a Star
20" x 20", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Biota 2
8" x 10", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Star Maps Beta
16" x 14", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Plans for a Solar System
20" x 38", acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Biota 3
8" x 10", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Amino Acids
16" x 16", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Buzzcut
16" x 16", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

Biota 4
8" x 10", acrylic on canvas, 2016.

When Galaxies Collide
16" x 16", acrylic on canvas, 2016.


Biota investigates the flora and fauna of a distinct region in order to imagine multiple views of one habitat – diving into its mysteries, exploring every corner, and considering how a place changes over time. While the work references many actual things on a human scale, the paintings also incorporate invisible elements from the molecular and cosmic levels. The works are visually dense like the human environment we often find ourselves in and the process draws from its origin and destruction. We are constantly overloaded with visual information daily and this data cycle informs the work. The ebb and flow of these ideas lend themselves to the creation of compositions in Biota. The evolution of a biodiverse ecosystem within a series highlights its wonder, potential, and fragility over time.