“Both the fine art and functional art develop concurrently as I’m working through conceptual ideas. All my work begins in a conceptual framework rooted in questions around sight and visual consciousness that manifests in material expression. My process allows materials to guide the narrative in one direction or another. One of the reasons I love creating functional art is because it allows people to engage in the work in 3D where touching plays a primary role in seeing the work and reinforces sight as a multi-sensory experience.”