My sculptures, installations and works on paper create references to the emotional states that I experience. Themes of patience, desire, restriction, fluidity, stillness and hope are central to my practice. I use domestic, everyday materials such as thread, rice, dryer lint, yarn, sugar, and masking tape. These simple and readily available materials and the handmade quality of my work convey a sense of urgency in the need to express, rather than perfection of expression. Influenced by autobiography and a desire to see things from another perspective, I hope to achieve and share a level of understanding of ways of being in the world.