My work examines loss, repetition, and the notion of burden that individuals carry from their relationships. I create soft sculptures to explore the unseen tether of the physical and emotional weights that affect individuals in how they perceive their connection to others, their bodies, and space. Through the traditional “woman’s craft/art” of crochet, I discuss taboo subjects of abuse, burden, and desire in my metal work. I combine textile techniques with metal to transform the material of metal (normally seen as a “hard” material) into what is perceived as a “soft” object. I incorporate traditional and non-traditional elements of silicone rubber, hair, waxed cotton, and enamel to further alter the way that we perceive objects and the relationships that draw and repel us from immersing in an experience.