My work explores themes relating to memory, family and clarity. I embrace nostalgia and use it as a tool to create a connection between the viewer and personal subject matter. How do our memories hold up to the reality of the actual events we are recalling? I am uncomfortably aware of a longing for something unattainable. My attempts to hold on to increasingly fragile memories are becoming less and less effective as the distance from them grows. Refusing to accept this as an unavoidable process, I bind, mend, and fasten memories together in my work to prolong the loss. I use ceramics for its implications of purity and fragility, and for its inherent nature as an almost limitless sculptural material. In my work elements are woven into something more substantial than the sum of their individual parts. There is an attempt to illuminate an underlying poetry to life and an unseen thread that binds us all.