Narrative is key to the drive and vision behind my work, as well as the means by which to actively engage the viewer. My recent concentration focuses heavily on assemblage; repurposing found objects altered to fit my vision while strategically allowing a precise and determined amount of their original purpose or inherent iconography to influence the piece. This typically involves varying degrees of deconstruction, the process of which provides the "plot" for my story. Making 'trash into treasure' is like practicing alchemy and the fact that repurposing may be noble and ethically necessary is secondary to my desire for it's immediacy. Maxed- rather than mixed-media would best describe my primary discipline, because I do both 2D and 3D using a wide range of techniques & mediums. Refusing to be confined to a specific niche has served me well. Diversity in my art allows me the greatest freedom to explore a variety of concentrations and is the key to keeping creative and most importantly, in feeding my passion for learning and reinventing myself.