My work explores the transformation of one’s self through the observation, collection, and exploration of nature. I am interested in the moments that prompt change within each of our lives, and how these moments alter our interpretation of our surroundings. Although I am interested in creating a universal conversation about our experiences in nature, the work I create focuses on my collection of everyday encounters. The objects that I collect from the natural world function as my personal memory bank. By taking those organic components and juxtaposing them with inorganic materials, I invite the viewer to identify with familiar objects, while also seeing them in new perspectives. Through the exploration, documentation, and alteration of materials, I create objects for the viewer to investigate and contemplate on this idea.