In the past three years I have lived my life in varied landscapes, from underneath the Rockies in suburban Denver, to Chicago’s dense lattice of asphalt, and to windy Pacific coastlines in New Zealand. These dramatic transitions in setting have driven me to reflect on the mutual influence of humans and their environment. Wherever I am, I feel intrinsically connected to my surroundings. Therefore, my work encapsulates a desire to capture life in its most basic and unassuming form. By documenting objects that are often unnoticed and re-introducing them in public places, I detach the viewers from their commonplace cerebral experiences, grounding them instead in works of art where form speaks for itself. By presenting items that require a thorough examination, I prompt viewers to slow down and observe objects more intentionally. I look to be faithful to the smallest and most ordinary of objects so that I can recognize the beauty and life within. Through a humble acceptance of our place in the world, we can create a crack in the dominant reality and reveal an impetus for new beginnings in our everyday experiences.