In my work, I like to blur the boundaries between art, craft and design. With a background in garment design and training in conceptual thought, I employ different practices as I strive to produce conceptually unique textiles with a use in mind. To that end, my design choices are always informed by tactile interaction. The materials I use range from wool, linen, and cotton, and vegetable dyes. My exploration of various resources and media is directed toward environmental sustainability (which is an integral part of my creative process). Because I perceive the environment and design as mutually constitutive elements, I tend to work with materials that are close to their primary sources. Indeed, resource provenance is a critical aspect of my work, with regard to both natural and regional sources. Using materials as my vocabulary, I aspire to produce works of art that tell engaging stories. The way an item finds its way into my hands provides context for what happens when thought and kinetic energy interact symbiotically during the creative process. While I try to establish a destination for every project, I also attend to the interesting ways that things evolve as the process moves from start to finish.