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My work is often autobiographical and inspired by nature’s ability to reclaim and erode. I find beauty in the imperfections of salvaged materials and enjoy breathing new life into discarded objects. Through the dichotomies of order and chaos, light and shadow, ephemeral and enduring, I explore my past experiences and hopes for the future. My work in metals explores the ephemeral nature of life and natural resources. My piece, Precious Commodity, speaks to the weight of parenthood and the impact our current rate of resource consumption will have on the future my children inherit. My sculpture, Novel Hypocrisy, was inspired by a bamboo forest on the path behind my home. It is an invasive species that doesn’t belong here, and I can relate to that. After serving in the Air Force for eight years and following my husband while he completed his military career, I found myself planted in many places where I felt displaced and a few where I questioned if I was a part of something invasive. I hope my works inspire a moment of reflection and introspection as the viewer considers their impact on the natural world around them.