My concern is mortality, and in my artwork I explore ideas about it -- what will last and what kind of legacy we will leave behind, individually and as a society. I use the train and its tracks as a metaphor for a journey each of us must travel. Telephone wires and electric cables are our connections. The tracks and wires run through urban areas, slicing through high rises, factories, and warehouses, with bridges further connecting us. From my perspective, cities represent hope in their ever-changing dynamism, in their diversity and density. They reveal a culture that is focused on the new, chasing out obsolete industry to make room for new communities. But they also present a challenge to our environment, our natural resources, which we must preserve or replace. My visual symbols for nature are often trees or branches. With these tools I strive to capture what we have at this moment, before the vanishing cityscape evolves into new forms, effecting nature's balance. My objective is to communicate movement, growth, and the strength and optimism of the human spirit.