Using miniatures, found objects, animal parts, and glass in combination I augment one’s perception of reality or aspects of everyday life. My work explores the dual reality between surface culture and what is buried underneath. When I use glass in my work, it is to draw on the material’s history as a lens and container to observe. I also implement its innate physical properties in order to add perspective. When you look through a window at a tree, you are not actually seeing the tree, but rather you are receiving information about that tree from the glass as light passes through it. This opens a dialogue about assumed knowledge through interpretation of what’s placed in and around the glass. I layer elements of everyday life with imagery of death, morality, contradiction, and cultural issues that I am trying to understand better. I do this to get the viewer to think about the subject in a slightly different way or feel something they usually wouldn’t acknowledge. I don’t aim to make bold statements but to establish a dialogue about issues that affect our lives.