After experimenting with garment sewing and embroidery for many years, I have learned to incorporate these same skills into working with metal. As I construct my pieces, I find they are a fitting metaphor of how things are fashioned in life itself. The copper is beaten and burnished with a hammer, and tarnished with heat and chemicals but it results in beautiful shapes and patinas. It resists shaping. It is fabric woven into fabric, fluid fibers, torn remnants, discarded papers. I am passionate to explore ways I can take these unrelated mediums and breathe meaningful life into them.