I am intrigued by objects discarded and forgotten, perhaps because of their untold stories. A rusty tool can spark an image of a fully formed piece in my mind, then transform as I bring other elements into the mix. I integrate masculine & feminine objects into my work by juxtaposing rusty tools, vintage collectibles, driftwood, costume jewelry, beach glass and textiles into sculptures and I primarily use rusty wire to connect the parts together. Ranging from obliquely political, to whimsical, to forlorn, my work provides a catalyst for interesting conversation and has been described by others as having the ability to combine humor & whimsy with the macabre. My hope is that through my work, others will be inspired to see the value in the discards of everyday life so that collectively we can begin the process of unravelling our compulsion to throw away what we perceive to be no longer of use.