My artwork comes from a visceral experience with materials, texture, and form. I think of them as instinctive documentations on a meditative process. Sewing into the canvas with thread and beads allows for a more intimate relationship with the artwork and symbolizes the interwoven nature of life. By incorporating three-dimensional elements, I aim to encourage the eye to look beyond the macrocosm and into the microcosm — the work in entirety versus the finer details. Beads and thread both emerge and recede, challenging engagement beyond passive viewership. Immersion of the viewer into the artwork is the mark of a successful composition. The art is meant to be viewed from all angles, just like life.