As an artist I focus on the relationship between nature and man made materials. Showing this concept through material exploration and Surface Design. I've always been interested in the concept of how nature is being replaced, leaving only the impressions of it or shadows of it’s existence behind. In sidewalks you see the impression of leaves in the concrete but the leaves do not exist beyond that impression. I show this by using materials such as dried flowers to represent nature and vinyl or acrylic to represent the man made aspect. Using techniques like pressing flowers between vinyl, vacuum forming acrylic to flowers giving dimensional impressions in the plastic, and foil embossing of flowers onto vinyl. With Surface Design my work stays within the same concept depicting buildings being taken over by plants or transitioning into plants.