With this found-object-based body of work, I am striving to bring attention to the beauty in the used, neglected, or insignificant objects in our every-day lives. My work emphasizes the subtle aspects of these items by incorporating large numbers of them into a unifying whole. I enjoy working with multiples because it allows the material to be seen in a way other than it was originally intended. When choosing materials, I try to pick objects that would be familiar to the viewer so that they may relate with the piece in some way.
The use of maps or the arrangement of materials into grid-like patterns leads to the focus on location, or the desire for a place, in my work. Through methods such as wrapping, cutting, threading, or casting, I am drawing attention to these bare materials by organizing them in a deliberate, yet unnatural, order. Through these tedious steps, the materials evolve and the final piece portrays a sense of time, care, and often, place.