I am interested in creating environments that foster conversations around uncomfortable topics. Subjects such as death, racism, abuse, and sexual violence are not deemed appropriate for polite conversation. However, these issues affect everyone. I research human psychology, social justice, and world religions to make these concepts palatable. An open platform to talk about painful circumstances and injustices is necessary to bring about social change. My ceramic sculpture installations present life-sized human, plant, and animal figures in subtle narratives. Using the non-threatening guise of familiar creatures makes these concepts approachable. I am actively transforming exhibition spaces to become catalysts for difficult conversations.