My artistic praxis is an act of resistance and healing. As a way to make sense of and reimagine the world, I collect, arrange, ask, and ask again. Through these gestures, I begin to hold materials up to one another to find or construct connections. The tracings of these connections manifest through still and moving images, sculpture, installation, and performance; often blurring the boundaries of each. No matter the medium, my goal is to create space for pause, for looking, for questioning, for attention, and for response. Included in the exhibition are two new sculptural pieces, Straight Outta his Mouth and thank you, thank you, thank you. Through the use of utilitarian materials such as sand, cotton, petroleum jelly, mirror, and plastic, I magnify language. This work interrogates the ways patriarchal dominance is embedded not only within our american culture, but within every word, spoken or unspoken.