My work is concerned with the larger consequences of human violence and how humans organize themselves. The works presented in Stories Nearby express architectural concerns through their direct relationship to the human body and to the construction of lived experience. It is surprising how relentless wars and systematic destruction to the planet escalated throughout the twentieth century. Through my work, I am interested in telling stories, my stories and the stories of others that form individual and collective narratives. My pieces approach an intimacy of scale regardless of their physical size. My drawings and plaster sculptures have refined matte surfaces. I believe this scale and surface allows the viewer the possibility of being absorbed through empathy by the image. The works display vulnerability and strength through the force of the materials used.