Art is me. It is everything I am and everything I am not. It is where I am going and where I have been. As a fibers artist I prefer using techniques that are not executed on a loom. I am most enthusiastic about utilizing non-traditional materials like wire for its sculptural quality and beads for the overall texture they provide. I purposefully choose these materials for their dynamic texture and color and the endless possibilities that their interaction provides. With an obsessive compulsive love for detail in all facets of my art, I get a sense of accomplishment when I finish a vessel knowing how much time was consumed stringing the beads by hand. In the body of work I am currently working on I have begun to push the technique, spoke-wrapping also referred to as tinkering, in different directions to achieve unique and imaginative forms.