I am immediately motivated by things that I am familiar with; things I see often, the ordinary. My home works as a big inspiration for my thought processes. I like the idea of taking something that the majority of us take for granted and exploring and realizing it. In my work, I use the idea of preservation often – whether it’s preserving an object, a memory or an emotion. I get a lot of enjoyment out of collecting objects, usually completely ordinary ones, and using them as inspiration or using them in my work.