Artist's statement: Humans are language-makers, believing that words on paper give them control. I work in the place where language fails to protect or empower us, sometimes taking on simplified and unrecognizable forms. Using acrylic and collage, I explore the construction and deployment of meaning, and the shaping of our beliefs. I am interested in illustrating how we attempt to master our environment via language, laying human-scale boundaries over cosmic-scale concepts and realities. My current works enlarge on these experiments by increasing the physicality of the paper and its contents.