My work balances on the border between the absurd and the beautiful. This bizarre space acts as the conceptual framework on which I layer formal and chance elements. By recontextualizing odd and unwanted objects as part of a precious shrine I focus on evoking a visceral reaction. I use collage to incorporate familiar objects and common detritus, seeking to trigger a sense of loss. Marinated in details from my everyday life, popular culture, gender/sexuality and class systems, the work is a voice for the discarded.