My studio practice is built around research and observation of natural forms, such as flora, fauna and fungi. I recreate mutated and amalgamated versions of these forms through drawing-based practices ranging from works on paper to kiln-formed glass to fiber-based sculpture. This series of work, titled “Invented Hybrids”, grew out of my interest in the adaptability of plants that grow and flourish in harsh or unusual conditions, such as succulents and epiphytes. It has since expanded to include marine invertebrates, insects, lichens, mushrooms and molds. The “Invented Hybrids” are imagined variations and combinations of fungi, plant and animal forms. Colors range from the natural to the synthetic and artificial combinations occur. They represent an alternative future in which species have merged to create new life forms, an adaptation required by the changing conditions of our planet.