My aim in making work is to attain a fluid and intimate relationship with the material, my ideas, and the environment. I choose glass blowing as my main artistic medium because it is so dynamic and alive throughout the working process. There are so many variables that are in constant flux and must be assessed and utilized to achieve my design. This hands-on approach is vital to my process, therefore I do not use any molds and each detail is individually executed and each piece is designed in-process. While working I become fully present. It is in this space of true authenticity that I feel truly alive and in accord with the world around me. It is this space that inspires me and motivates the development of my work.