The seas are never still; from one moment to the next the composition changes entirely. I attempt to evoke this movement in my drawings. I think of water as a metaphor for life - constantly transforming, both fearsomely and beautifully. In Nosara, Costa Rica, I held my camera inches above the Pacific ocean to capture images of the bubbling, onrushing waves. When creating large-scale pastel drawings such as these, I draw on my memory of the experience, on the photos I have taken, and on inspiration from artists such as Clifford Ross and Robert Longo.