I collect devalued objects such as packaging, trash can contents, floor sweepings, and found, discarded objects. For the past year my studio practice has centered around exploiting the abject in domestic and decorative materials. My approach is process based. I make assemblages by intuitively sewing, stuffing, wrapping, and painting used furniture, housewares, and textiles into new mutations of their familiar forms. I use humor, awkwardness, and exaggerations to point towards artificiality and consider the slippery demarcation between useful and useless.