I make thousands of drawings with unfired clay, fabric dye, ink, water, and other materials. These pieces are meditations—ways of being present, of noticing, of allowing for impermanence. I tear them up, manipulate or otherwise alter them, and then reconstruct them into large-scale dimensional collages and layered installations. Like compost, I break my work down and reassemble it into new forms. Even the waste blotters from the wet work of pattern making are integrated and welcomed. Everything goes in, and nothing is precious. I am compelled by the creating and breaking of patterns, often asking how much order is necessary to keep the cacophony at bay. My work is deeply influenced by diverse philosophical, spiritual, scientific, and psychological texts, and travel to places like Ireland and Japan where the visual culture is extensively tied to the natural world.