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I am a hunter and gatherer of materials. Thus, many works begin with objects or elements I collect. These objects: seeds, petals, shells, and berries, or common household refuse like tea-bags and dryer sheets, are embedded with history and possibility. I am drawn to materials which possess an inherent story, a familiar source. I use these materials to create intricate drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations which combine multiplicity and repetitive process. By inviting a conversation between material and process I am often guided by the nature of the material. I see relationships with my own process and those of traditional crafts such as crocheting, embroidery, and beadwork. These activities involve intense focus and repetitive and meditative qualities which parallel how I work with material. I enjoy how simple, yet meticulous hand processes reiterate a sense of time or duration and evoke a process of labor.