I am passionate about recycling and not adding more detritus to our world, so I was determined any art pieces I produced should use as much recycled material as possible. My altered books are all second hand, damaged, or destined to be pulped. My furniture begins as discards that are then rebuilt and refurbished as needed, before being adorned. The scratches and dents from their previous life are incorporated as part of their narrative. The assemblage, encaustic and collage pieces use items most people discard. Yes – I live in creative chaos!