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Spending long hours trail running has allowed me to gain access to a meditative state where unrestricted thoughts occur, creative thought flows, and complex problem solving comes with ease. Lost in repetition, I cannot separate myself from my surroundings. I am no longer a body, a form, but I become what I see. I am within the landscape, as if my own rhythm has pounded me into a new existence. I create vessels to comment on an ideal mind-body connection one can only access when exploring the natural world in solitude. I bring the ideas of lightness, clarity, and calmness of mind from these moments to my work. Nature is referenced, and is paired with a still, minimal aesthetic, to place the viewer in a state of mind for introspection. Each piece is a contained but open space, holding a natural force like that which is stirring up my desire to run.