Archived wordless stories of resilience and endurance are retold through forming, piercing, stone setting, torch work and texture. Ever fascinated by the unexpected, I seek visible and textural consequences of my actions, and I incorporate these elements as the foundation of design. I work with an agreement to say, “YES” to mystery. Like life, my work is never overly tidy. It is non-linear, asymmetrical, weathered and bold. It is vulnerable, risk-taking and daring. Unapologetically non-conforming, it strives to liberate those parts of ourselves that might be more easily shrouded or abandoned. My artistic expression embodies our beautiful imperfections, as evidence of our shared humanity and what it is to be alive.