This body of work has been informed by my fascination with found materials and the histories held within these objects. The unknown ways in which different materials can coexist and fuse together fascinates me and is something I find myself observing in my day to day. I’m attracted to the mixture of broken down, and manipulated objects that are often found along the side of the road, in junk piles, thrift shops, and flea markets. I find myself asking “How did that happen?” My appreciation for the materials I have at my disposal has been deepened by working with printmakers for the past 3-4 years. I admire traditional practices and the longing for a clean, well controlled result, but my own method of creation embraces mistakes, messiness, and experimentation. My work makes use of found objects, detritus, and materials that are commonly dismissed and viewed as being useless. The raw nature of these objects inspires me to create. In continuing my question of traditional methods I have concentrated not only on the paintings and sculptures but also on an environment to display these pieces as well as invite the public to engage with the artwork. This is documentation of a pop up show that was held in Boone, NC on November 16th 2017 in the back of a moving truck parked outside of a local business in town. The shift in the way that work was viewed allowed the space to function in a familiar but unfamiliar manner that straddled a line between illusion & enchantment.