My work resides in a space between being intimately beautiful yet conceptually very dark. Memory and loss experienced by others has often been the locus of my work, as I have always identified with a struggle to forget in a culture where private moments of grief and despair are often witnessed in public ways. In the studio, I explore my own subjectivity in relation to things past, to past events, to paths I have chosen for myself, or to people in my life. I do this by making work in intimate ways, such as painting with tiny brushes, cutting delicate patterns in paper, drawing details with pencils and carbon paper and arranging small organic objects. During my travels, I use source material directly from the environment, reflecting on the personal and collective experience from a place. Overall, I equate my process as one akin to meditation rather than image making or craft. Repetition and pattern is employed to mark time’s passing, and with it I build elaborate surfaces covered with minute hand embellishment. Building through repetitious marking creates optically disruptive, hypnotic patterns that help dislocate myself and viewer from our ordinary, hard reality and offer a glimpse of a more spacious, un-tethered awareness. In this private, performative act of making, I hide my regrets and my fears, yet find myself slip into moments of reverie.