In object making and time-based work, I confront concerns about my embodiment and identity. By investigating mark making, degradation, and absorbency, I negotiate boundaries between various parts of my history and experience as a woman, a dancer, a potter, and a pastor. Simultaneously, I question the gender norms, cultural perceptions, and societal expectations that surround each of these identities. I consider the space my body occupies and my gendered socialization through strength and endurance exercises and experimental actions related to disobedience and accommodation. These concerns have led me to be interested in my own tendency to perform various roles throughout my life, in both helpful and harmful ways. In valuing my own history and confronting my own fears, I recognize the specificity of every human story and the universality of the material in human experience.