"Twilight and the Dance of Trees" is the name of a site-specific show I produced about growing up in the Louisiana marshes and swamps. In 2008, I was returning back to the landscape where I used to roam as a kid to find a personal vocabulary. I started painting from observation, looking to document vignettes and different times of year by drawing and painting wildflowers and landscapes. As I was working through these, the environment started to mirror what I was feeling inside, and so by the time I got to carving my way through wooden forms and placing them out in the woods to create a mobile sculpture park, I was starting to paint these large tapestry-like paintings that humanize trees as they lean upon each another for support, stand possessed by the moon, or reach out to one another. I found a voice that was no longer just my own, but that of a place which has been here long before me, and continues to change in response to our definitions of civilization, and this process of documenting the life cycle has helped me cope with the world, in feelings of loss, and finding my way to renewal."