My mixed-media paintings, sculptures, and installations explore different mediums and revolve around the idea of “the mark.” Mark-making, whether a scratch on a surface or a material we transform, is our most intimate method of rendering our existence. This purposeful act of leaving our mark produces indelible, tangible forms that record our presence, emotions, experiences, and ideas. In my case, I am exploring my own mark-making impulse by being inspired by what is around me. I collect and use found objects, textual fragments, images, and materials that attract me and have the potential to create a graphic image or narrative. Technique, though important, is subordinate to the subject, which dictates the medium and style of execution of the work. Regardless of the form my work takes, I always attempt to suggest the essence of the subjects and ideas, by an economy of visual and material means.