As an artist and educator, experiences living in urban and rural areas ground how I think about the built environment and handling of the material world. I collect raw materials of construction and those left behind in demolition. I take these rough everyday artifacts and reframe them in my hybrid sculptures and poetic installations. I look at how objects are made and consumed, noting different lifespans. For Electronic Garden for example, I collected defunct electronic parts, combining them with raw minerals used to make them. These ritualistic totems compress vastly different psychological speeds through found and constructed materials.