Square Cloud Art My current work is inspired by the ways plants communicate through root networks and chemical signals. This exploration can be seen as a metaphor for human communication vs. isolation. The patterning in trees provides endless fascination and fodder for my work. The work also explores themes of humankind's destructive impact on nature, the question: if trees could escape-what would that look like?, and nature's revenge. My aesthetic draws from too many influences to count, notably the Pacific Northwest Mystics, esp. Morris Graves, The Hairy Who, Terry Winters, Lois Dodd, Ana England, Hundertwasser, the Pattern & Decoration movement, the Bad Painting movement, David Moss, Patrick Dougherty, and David Hockney's large scale paintings of Yorkshire, England. I am a Master of Fine Arts candidate at U.C.'s DAAP School. I hold a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History (double major) from Indiana University, as well as a Master's of Library Science with a specialization in art librarianship, also from I.U. I was a librarian at various colleges in Pennsylvania for over 10 years. Most recently, I was honored to be a visiting librarian in the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter's Library of DAAP, where I curated several exhibits; one on the Fluxus movement, a small collection of artists' books from Ugly Ducking Presse, and also helped with UC's Bicentennial Collaborative Group Show called "University of Cincinnati: 200 Years of Curation," which will open this Fall in the Reed Gallery of DAAP. Contact me with questions.