My practice merges solid training in traditional cabinetmaking skills with academic training as a contemporary artist, and with scholarly research and interpretation. I figuratively reclaim feminized furniture forms—centuries old—that now stand empty in museums. Moving inside the furniture I explore metaphors inherent in its physical structure and cultural relevance.

My own artistic response to the forms I choose becomes an intense investigation. While I unpack latent meanings embedded in the furniture of my cultural lineage, I search for identity in what is revealed. The personal present comes to inform the inherited past.