i start with minimal, elemental materials such as clay, glaze, wood, metal. pulling from my research on wonder and beauty, i pile, grid, suspend or scatter these elements in the gallery. i work like a poet arranging words, creating a composition that expresses what is in my heart. sometimes i inject pointed, direct content into these compositions in order to create vulnerability around topics that may seem incendiary. video, audio and/or interactivity further add to the content and atmosphere. the observation and interaction of the viewer, the connection that may or may not occur, is the final component of the work.