I have long been inspired by nature—the part that is unseen—as metaphor and subject. My fascination with the environment was enhanced when introduced to scanning electron microscopic images. This led me to learn about microorganisms and create drawings based on this research. I frame and rearrange images of disparate organisms in surreal ways that can seem unexpected and disorienting. As an artist, I play with the idea that organisms might combine and form relationships with one another. These cohabitations are the inspiration for the biological universes I create on paper. My methods of creating are improvisational. I cut, combine, paste and draw onto found and re-photographed images of bacterial and viral particles, organs, brain activity and my own biomorphic abstractions, which overlap and float in space to evoke imagined worlds, seemingly lit from within.