Inspired by the spoken word, I reinterpret collected slang, derogatory words and worn, thoughtlessly sanctioned expressions to create pieces that explore the fragility of family dynamics, gender roles, social issues and the intricacies of our lives.

Language is the vehicle that takes me on a journey of realizing a piece or body of work, while humor and heartache are often the engine running the machine. I work in materials essential to each piece; from metal to bone, cigarette butts to rose petals, fabric to photographs creating, what I hope are, humorous, thought provoking and occasionally disturbing three-dimensional objects and conceptual garments. If the viewer is moved to laughter, tears or a moment of reflection, then I’ve reached my destination.