Artist Statement

At Impressions of Decay my greatest goal is to provide ethical, affordable, and beautiful pieces of art that honor the dead while exploring the whimsical world of natural history. Nearly 80% of my specimens are sourced primarily from salvaged roadkill, while other remains are generously donated to by friends or a no-kill sanctuary farm near my hometown. No animals are ever harmed or killed for my art. 

I personally process everything in house at my studio workshop in Eugene Oregon, where the mountains, rivers and forests are only a few minutes away in any direction. I hope my art inspires others to learn about vulture culture, waste reduction practices, environmental conservation and how to better interact with our planet as humans. 

Our wild spaces and the creatures that call them home are vulnerable to our behaviors while we inhabit them. In everything I do I am committed to the practice of stepping softly and leaving the wild spaces I explore in better shape than I found them. My driving motive is to share the magical wonder and beauty I find in the all encompassing cycle of growth and decay.