My work has visually dealt with bad boyfriends, quirky family problems, death, and that ever-marching ticking of time called aging.

I draw on large Formica panels with Conte Crayon; wire objects with rhinestones; weld forged steel into 2-D drawings; and make prints.

I just like to make things. These "things" are my personal and quiet conversations with melancholia; my mom and dad; the fifteen hundred mile separation from my family; women; men; religion; and the physical changes to our bodies.

But the final objects, I hope, revel in optimism, beauty, and the quirkiness, silliness, and seriousness of all of the above.