Horn Island Artist Statement
This body of work was done in June of 2004 on a trip to Horn Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The conditions on the island are harsh. Hot and windy, the air itself seems to sculpt and carve a wide variety of incredible dune formations.

These drawings, done in situ, are an intimate look at this landscape. Using the most basic of mediums, pen and paper, I spent many days examining and rendering dunes. I became fascinated with the patterned sand and the plant life that seemed to punctuate it in little tufts. These spare and delicate drawings investigate the vast white of the sand as well as the subtleties of its surface. While the island has an eerie and desolate feeling at first glance, it is teeming with the patterns of life and is infinitely complex.