My artworks critically and playfully examine the tug that exists between measurement, definition, and the rational versus lived experience, poiesis, and the sensuous. Drawing from my current research in philosophy and aesthetics and nearly twenty years of professional experience in the fields of architecture and graphic design, I create artworks in multiple mediums from drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and installation to public art commissions, interactive events, curating, and writing. Born in Buffalo, aged in Philadelphia, and seasoned in Australia, Scotland, and New York City, a curiosity and love of place has been a constant inspiration since childhood. What began as an artistic inquiry into the "tug" of place has grown into a broader examination of this tug in language, time, the feminine, and notions of truth. The artworks are often laced with a subtle humor and draw attention to the sense of wonderment in everyday life.