As an artist my primary creative practice is to arrange and rearrange, construct and deconstruct, images and objects that intrigue me. Earlier in my career, I began to explore assemblage art. Their intimate nature as small spiritual altars seemed well suited to my humble offerings. In my paintings, this fascination with the seat of emotions, the heart, the soul and the mechanics of construction and design continues to inform my work. A consistent feature of my craft is the layering of paints, stories and cultures. I consciously work to create a sense of history by integrating found objects, distressing elements, and aging materials in order to reveal how corrosion, rust and wear accumulate on bodies and surfaces.