My practice has been to collect material from all aspects of my life, reconfigure it, and use it to express thoughts, ideas and experiences. Steel serves simultaneously as the opposing force to and support structure for other materials. Steel’s strength offsets paper’s fragility; its hardness opposes the softness of fabric. Steel also becomes an armature on which hang both the tangible and intangible bits of our material world. Things otherwise used up or forgotten are saved. Small things are treasured, and find new meaning.