Living in Hawaii provides the opportunity to experience the extraordinary forces of nature – both constructive and destructive. Earthquakes shape and crack the landscape. Lava builds new land while consuming everything in its path. Rain provides for lush, tropical landscapes, while storms tear them down. The ocean provides a means of sustenance and travel, but also a powerful reminder of natural, destructive power. The dichotomy of these forces (and others) inform my work, which investigates alterations of earth and life.