First comes the material, then comes play. How does it feel when I hold it? How does it fit together? How does it fit on me? Who do I become when I'm wearing it?
I make art to balance my energy. I have an abundance of nervous energy that builds, heavy and distracting, but in my art making that same energy stimulates patience, curiosity and inspiration.
My process involves collecting and interacting with materials in a way that allows them to respond and grow as I work with them. When I displace my nervous energy into a piece, I walk away restored and the cycle begins again.