I find that all of my work takes its roots from fiber arts, whether or not the materials are fiber based.  My process is typically a careful and meticulous one, often creating one thing out of many, sometimes identical, smaller elements.  In this way, these smaller elements can take on a new meaning and purpose in the work that is beyond their simplistic, practical identities.  In allowing the objects to redefine themselves through the creative process, sometimes the end result is very different from the original vision behind a piece, but the subject matter and purpose is kept at heart.  Much of my work is either wearable in some way or is interactive and serves as part of a larger installation or performance based presentation.  This mostly comes out of my background in costume and theatrical design.  I gravitated towards creating fine art as I grew as a designer and needed a place to express my own artistic vision separate from a performance-based work and without pushback from a director or choreographer.  In relation to this, I prefer to keep the stories behind my works subtle in order to let the viewer experience and interpret a piece in a personal way with the same freedom of expression and interpretation the artistic process has given to me.