My work combines the forms and textures from deep sea life, the anatomy of specific species of insects and flowers, science fiction movies, and the Trompe L’oiel aspect of Yixing tea ware.Discarded coffee cup lids, exhaust vents and distressed and dilapidated metal are textures breaking through the surfaces of my work. I find these loaded images speak of the daily wear on man made “disposable” products that remain in the environment for centuries. This revealed layer makes the devices seem inefficient and obscure with drips and stains suggesting leaking joints and connections. Like an ancient broken or damaged relic, I want to encourage the viewer to explore and question the potential function of each piece. The combination of all these elements adds timelessness to the work leaving the viewer wondering if it is from the future or of the past.