I use familiar iconography to convey my story; a house, a bird, a tree, some thread, a cup, a pillow, a branch, a hand or a button from my grandmother's collection. I narrate situations and conditions through compositions that address emotions and predicaments. Some are calm and easy and some are not as gentle. I focus on social, political and personal commentary. I choose the medium that best suits the concept. I illustrate the delicate nature of life itself, the precious and challenging moments that are forever changing and fleeting. My inquisition explores balance and off balance which draws upon memory. Materials and content are at the heart of what inspires and guides my work and my making process. My drive to investigate materials enhances my ability to express my ideas fully. Whether it is a cup, a sculpture or an installation, all demand the same attention to content, detail, and process.