For some time, I have been examining repetition in my artwork. Studying and exploring the idea of repetition led me to see all of existence in terms of cycles. I also began to examine my own artistic cycle as I would pursue an idea, select materials, manipulate them, and see the embodiment of my original idea. I realized that by making a work, I was, in a way, destroying the materials used to create it. This cycle of creation and destruction intrigued me because I realized that both are necessary to make art. Each of these works examines different aspects of destruction and creation, sometimes blurring the distinction between them.