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Everything I do, everything I cherish, everything that satisfies me; these things bring me comfort and protection, and yet I feel trapped by doctrine, by imposed values.  In turn, I challenge myself to question my domesticated upbringing, and confront a manicured culture and imposed religion by recreating memories that are often difficult to face.  I tear back layers from my façade to recapture these past experiences, which can be agonizing, yet it is inevitable that I continue.  This is catharsis.  The process results in an artifact, a residue of the original memory, replacing what was once stifling or painful.  I utilize raw building materials in my sculptures such as fiberglass insulation, air conditioning ducts and ventilation systems.  In contrast, I also use domestic objects and traditional crafts such as dining room chairs, kitchen utensils, quilting, crochet and embroidery work.  By combining materials that make up the home, with objects found within the home, I create an interior/exterior dialogue with the viewer and in turn ask the viewer to question their own positions.