I formally studied for an MFA in Fiber so weaving and sculpture and I would include the basket inform most of my practice. I am drawn to and collect a lot of disparate materials/elements that speak to me. I also make from scratch materials like painted and dyed fabrics or threads. Some of these materials could be construed as on the trashy side. But I respect craftsmanship and hope that that brings integrity to each piece. Through play these components engage in conversation and resonate with one another and the chatter in my head. Recently I have used found baskets as a foundation to remake and redefine the original form. There is so much absurdity in our daily lives and I hope that the work reflects that with an element of humor.