I use the metaphor of the spider, slowly and methodically spinning her web to describe my working process, in materials ranging from steel, fabric, cardboard, and paper. My recent work is a response to the natural and urban landscape of the Hudson Valley and the physical contours that give it its visual power. Inspired by art historian Simon Schama from his book Landscape and Memory: “every landscape is a work of mind, a repository of memories and obsessions of the people who gaze upon it,” I undertake a contemplative study of the structural contours of the natural and manmade landscape. I explore how the interplay of simple form with color, texture, and pattern can capture a multitude of visual and emotional perspectives while referencing the natural world in abstract terms. In summer 2016 I began cutting and folding flat sheets of watercolor paper and Bristol board, transforming the materials into three-dimensional, sculptures. Instead of cutting, gluing, and assembling separate planes and patterned pieces into a single structure, the sculpture simply pops up into place, like an umbrella, by leveraging as a single or series of folds and cuts. For me, this trajectory has limitless possibilities for its invention and evolution.