Much of my work comes from the process of solving challenges that I set up for myself. For example, what would happen if you attached nail after nail together, or what will it be if I put these nuts together, or can I knit wire? The outcome of this is my work were I transform everyday materials into new organic forms. My materials range from hardware, railroad ties, pipes, old parts, wire, lumber, recycled glass, bone, mattress springs, clothing, yarns, beads, thread, flowers, twigs, basically anything. For me everything is an art material and everything has its own beauty. I want to rearrange the world I see, to look at things from a different perspective, and to find new relationships between things. Much of my work then has some kind of repeating element. This repetition creates a rhythm, and in turn, creates a quiet space of calm I so love. My art happens when I put the problem, the material, and the calm together. The results are my sculptures.