The creation of my work acts as a way for me to explore the experience of queerness in process, material, and form. However, it is not simply my own experience that I want to explore, but the experiences of any and all queer people, especially those that are shunned even within their own communities that are meant to accept them unconditionally. Working primarily in fibers, I use materials that hold an undeniable connection to the body. We are born to fibers, we spend each and every day swaddled in one fabric or another, shirts and dresses, cottons and wools. The clothing that we wear acts as signifiers of who we are, simultaneously used to enforce an arbitrary binary view of gender as well as a way to push back against that binary and express queerness. Through fibers, with the body in mind, I desire to explore concepts of gender and queerness, nonconformity and otherness, and exclusion and rejection. In process, each pierce of a needle is like an act of aggression towards a queer body; it hurts, but in the end will build a stronger being than before. At the same moment a violent and painful process, as well as a gesture of mending and making whole. In form, works created are ambiguous, amorphous, and androgynous. Embracing their formlessness, embodying the otherness that sets queerness apart.