I am investigating the layering of stories and experiences within certain settings over time. At the present moment, I am most enamored by large, urban settings... Highly populated cities like Dallas, Texas are inevitably in a constant state of flux, always bustling toward progress yet unable to avoid regress. The architectural structure of the city evolves as well. It decays; it's torn down; it's rebuilt. Constantly, there is a cycle of adding and taking away, and that is how I work. I add; I tear away; I layer. Through my research and art-making process, I explore the history, the stories, the progression, and the decline."