I make art in response to my experiences in life. The themes I often work with are separation and loss and how they influence the way I form relationships within my own experiences. Using mixed media, I find new ways to develop these ideas. The materials I use are often semi-transparent, al- lowing layering of photographic imagery with illustrations and other materials that relate to person- al history. Thread is often used to connect myself with the maternal side of my family, my mother in particular because of the history of sewing that has been passed from my grandmother to my mother and now to myself.