Concrete is an ancient and versatile material and I am fascinated with the possibilities of casting forming and coloring it. It is the most commonly used construction material in the world, used to build the foundations of our homes and cities, and it is recognized worldwide. Using concrete and found objects, I create environments that address the relationship between nature, architecture and the inevitable ruins of civilization. I often cast concrete forms out of food containers, tin ceiling tiles and fabric molds, sometimes integrating doilies, found porcelain objects or 24K gold leaf. Tin ceiling tile patterns represent the boundaries of our lives while also connecting us to history as these Tin tiles were introduced into late 19th century home design and are commonly found in homes through the 20th Century and today. Lastly, an ever-present vein in my work is the concept of Kintsugi- an ancient Japanese technique for healing broken pottery with gold leaf. Conceptually, it suggests that we repair something that has given us many years of love and service, but restore it so that it is more beautiful than it was before. For me, this concept resembles a life well loved. We humans are a constantly changing landscape of fracture, repair and growth.