statement The materialâ€™s physicality is crucial to the development and process of my work. I use banal, utilitarian materials such as drop cloths, plastic sheeting, and brown paper as sources of inspiration and exploration. I manipulate the surfaces of these materials to enhance its physicality, while creating forms. Many of the primary processes are comprised of line making, gestures, or singular actions to create forms. Using these primary processes, I am deeply rooted in the ritual of repetition. Repetition is crucial in the explorative process and for the creation of tension within the body of work. By means of repetition, banal materials, and primary processes, I am interested in recording the body through portraits.