Inspiration for my work comes from my life as an artist and fly angler, exploring the intersection of the intangible and almost spiritual qualities of fly fishing, and the emotional power of primordial nature. Materially the work consists of ink, pen, pencil, and acrylic on wood panels or paper while the subject matter is fused with themes and nods to sci-fi/fantasy art, heavy metal album covers and music, and other counter-culture aesthetics that have shaped me. The work acts as an expression of something that should evoke a sense of wonder, fright, excitement and pure energy that comes from time spent interacting with fish through line and rod, all while submerged in the places these fish roam. I specifically avoid applying too much prescriptive meaning to the work, and allow the inspiration to create to drive the forms and outcomes. Fishing and making art are symbiotic activities, and in many ways I cannot see or do one without the other being present. In this, the art in a way inspires itself through an endless cycle or searching, finding a spark/inspiration, grinding out the process, and finding joy throughout.