I enjoy the dichotomy of depicting steel, concrete and glass structures using only plant material as my medium. The softness of paper, its imprecise delineations and blurred lines, create a dreamlike quality. People comment that these pieces evoke memories. Often this is intentional, as I may reference a historical event (the heyday of the steel industry in "Steel"). Sometimes I reference an artistic style (fantasy-inspired imagery in "Sailing Over Chicago" or a Japanese print aesthetic in "House of Glass"). But mostly people respond with their own associations to these images, reminding us that our built and natural environments become integral to our personal histories.