My work focuses on developing a trust in doubt while investigating the liminal space between order and chaos. Encompassing encaustic, ceramic, and wood, as well as less traditional materials such as eggshells, thread, and wool in various combinations, the structure of my work is often informed by boxes, rectangles, and grids that play out in geometric and organic patterns. These formal strategies are often deployed to control, classify and confine unknown entities. We categorize things according to a taxonomy that is so culturally ingrained that we neglect in-depth analysis. For me, the process of collecting, sorting, and creating patterns is integral to each finished piece, but it is the act of choosing and the myriad possibilities that captivate me. I strive to define and capture some sense of comprehension while simultaneously challenging assumptions, stretching the boundaries of imagination and reality, and ultimately honoring the messiness of entropy.