I engage with the human form, physical body, voice, and natural environments to accentuate the inherent contradictions involved in human experiences. Evocations of grief, loss, horror, and tranquility are combined with natural elements, funerary imagery, and reference to folklore and creation myths, drawing upon the persistence of timeless issues involving human inter and intrapersonal relationships and the complicated relationship between humans and nature. The study of myths and folklore comment on how depictions of women as either evil and lascivious or submissive parallel the issues surrounding treatment of women around the world. Clay, earth, wood, and metal are crucial to the installations. In certain creation myths, humans were formed from clay and entirely in tune with the natural world that surrounded them until the first woman ate from the tree of knowledge in a “mad intellectual fit,” resulting in the the downfall of humankind: the origin of mortality, given to humanity upon expulsion from “the Garden of Eden.” Focusing on human subjects from a sociocultural anthropological and psychological perspective through sculpture, installation, poetry, and performance/video work, I investigate the intersections between “fiction” and “fact,” the fictionalization of history and the ways superstition, religion and politics have played into this phenomenon. The theme of mortality underlies each piece, the strongest connective tissue of the world fabric. The thin threshold between life and death becomes focused through fragments of decay and regeneration.