Through a broad array of materials, processes, and conceptual investigations, my artistic practice aims to root myself in place. While seemingly established, the notion of place, in my opinion, varies greatly as it can be an archival space like the personal history of my religious upbringing or a physical region like the western United States. My definition of place functions as an opening to explore the natural and cultural phenomena around me in a profound way. Calling upon the intricate histories of distinct people, objects, locations, and ideas, I attempt to extract new and alternative ways of understanding those essential features. The diverse range of ideas I explore dictate the tools and processes in which I engage for each project. Performance, video, social practice, installation, and public interventions along with traditional craft-based ways of making objects with wood, ceramic, and fiber are staples of my studio endeavors. The interdisciplinary nature of my art-making infuses the broad mix of my conceptual interests to create an artistic practice that explores my physical surroundings, the people around me, and the historical and contemporaneous context of both.