One important concept I tackle in my work is that of nature vs. natural. I depict nature, but not in a natural way. I often postarize it, pulling out patterns and shapes in bright colors and high contrast. As a result, there are multiple factors at play. I am create something that is aesthetic and of visual interest. I am also seeking patterns, dominant forms, and repetitions. Finally, there is the underlying sense of nature and structure as both organic and free, but somehow designed. I am perhaps the unnatural designer, applying artistic aesthetics to natural aesthetics. This is what artists do, recreate the world in their own visual language.