My work focuses on developing a trust in doubt while investigating the fuzzy space between order and chaos. Employing encaustic, ceramic, and wood, as well as less traditional materials such as eggshells, wool, and rubber roofing 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 used to control, classify and confine unknown entities. We categorize things according to classifications that are so culturally ingrained that we neglect in-depth analysis. The process of making, choosing and the myriad possibilities captivates me and is integral to each finished piece. 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.