I make work that alters and influences my physical lived experience. I process my emotional reality through my body, and I tend to create art projects that serve as the structure for embodied curiosity. I use materials with highly valued personal significance and have the sense that I’m concocting a potion when combining them properly. For better or worse, I believe in the potion’s powers. In reference to her living unit, Andrea Zittel once said, “I literally believed that when I made that piece and I had it completely perfected that it would solve all my problems.” I believe that shifting space in a meaningful way can transmute an internal space, that art changes lives. While I've definitely experienced the disappointment of discovering that a project didn't solve all of my life's problems, I still believe that art is magic.