Surface was created in response to the experience of living, and making work, in and around the abandoned high desert homesteads of Wonder Valley, California.

During this period I gradually became aware that the impact of environmental processes was perceptible not just on the grand scale of the landscape in which I worked but also at the more intimate scale of the surfaces that surrounded me every day. By pausing to peer in, like a miniaturist, I discovered a wholly new realm of time, transition and transformation that formed a link between the relic domestic scenarios of the homesteads and the landscape in which they were situated.