I make meaning from the abandoned materials that surround me. I rescue discard, unwanted items: broken furniture, abandoned mattresses, worn-out clothing, and various sorts of packaging. I reshape these castoffs into objects that question, inspire, and function, in ways that draw on their previous existence, but extend forward into the unknowable future. These artworks and objects spring from the fragile, tragic, and ephemeral beauty of my own passage through time. Each work is created through a process that is intuitive, slow, and rooted in adaptive exploration. It is a reflective collaboration in which I listen and look as much as act or direct. Over time, this process changes the materials and my understanding of them until neither they nor I can return to the shape we were before.