I create objects that examine the interplay of contrasting relationships such as the slight movement of a solid material or a coarse texture that looks soft. Studying compositional elements such as line, color, and texture allows me to create a sense of tension through contrasting materials or form. The interaction of artificial and natural color in each composition creates a playful quality that is drawn from observations in contemporary media such as the quality of the color pink in a bubble gum advertisement or the allure of a red cadillac. Playing with a set of words that do not usually sit next to one another allows me to capture the sensation of a lingering touch, or a loose slip. Creating small scale solid objects allows me to stress the intimacy in size and the seductiveness of weight.