I love taking something (usually bound for the trash or recycling bin) and turning it into something functional and useful.  I also love taking an item that has sentimental value to someone, but it is nearing the end of its life in its present form, and re-purposing it into something that they can continue to use and enjoy while preserving nice memories.  I am learning how the process of making art helps us explore and process our experiences, and helps us integrate what we’ve learned.  My art is a mixture of functionality and personal exploration.