An important part of my studio portfolio contains drawings of climatic events, storms, tornadoes etc. Included are kinds of landscapes and atmospheres such as dark glades and riverbanks near where we live, pieces that I made over the last couple of years. My depiction of vistas and pictorial events are partly inspired by the Hudson River School and various European landscape artists who worked at the fringes and were viewed at the time as documentarians.
Metaphorically, I think that violent storms, such as the ones I draw, can represent rapid change. These storms are situated specifically in the American West. It is a place where landscape and culture have been dramatically altered in a short period of time.