My art is inspired by things. Collecting has been an impulse of mine since I was able to stash things in my pockets. I grew up exploring the hidden spaces of Alaska, Minnesota, and Wyoming. My family mined for gold and gemstones and I learned to look closer at things that seemed dull or unimportant. While subjects that I examine with my art are many and constantly changing, I find myself drawn back to found objects, precious in the eyes of others or not.