My studio is often messy–there’s gold leaf everywhere and bits of paper cling to your clothes as you try to leave. But it has become a space for me to delve into the materials I have collected over time; old photos, embroidery floss, patterned papers, pastels, water-soluble graphite, oil paint, and colored pencils, to name a few. And right now when I’m in the studio, I do whatever I feel like as long as it is slightly related to iconic imagery (or even just learning new ways to use materials together in quick experiments that are mostly depictions of faces from my imagination.) I am still trying to patch together my specific ideas about content and my thoughts about form and the process of creation. I’m spending time working through visual responses to the materials I have around me, and hoping that soon my process and artwork will form a cohesive whole.