America nurtures its cultural obsessions with hierarchies, of intelligences, of gender politics and of race/color dynamics. Each tend to explain difference as distinctions that have been cast from genetic epoxy. My studio practice involves questioning how language frolics among people, living things. I am attracted to energy and gesture, line and all the space in between. The human form and the word arguably exist as examples of "The Truth". Some inherent authentic is where I believe word and gesture to proliferate. I have been working with words and many different images both drawn and printed. From fabrics to wood, found materials and handmade paper pulp. The repurposing and reorganizing of text and image is beginning to seem a lot like how a language forms. This process serves as a metaphor for confronting the fragmentation and dispersal of the legacy of ourselves. This work assists my engagement with resisting fixed ideas about where we are and who we may become. By displacing Americas cultural obsessions, my art practice aims to nourish the individual voice and unite communities of difference together, without hierarchy.