My work yields shifted likenesses of structural objects, examining the distinctions between what it means “to make” and “to build”. Making often implies a lowered level of seriousness, functionality, or necessity in the produced item, while building is utilitarian and purposeful, yielding something greater than the sum of its parts. My work is preoccupied with these individual parts – beams, bricks, words, fibers – separated from their mass. I make and remake images of hard objects using soft materials such as fabric, dye, and thread. I structure words and phrases that seem to fall out of and back into each other. My practice spans printmaking, painting, and fiber arts with a dedicated attention to utilizing materiality as the site of visual and conceptual revelation. Borrowing from the languages of making, crafting, and building, my work prods at the traditionally gendered connotations of these distinct modes of production. My subject matter, material choices, and time intensive working processes expose the tension between the industrial and the individual and addresses conceptions of certainty, familiarity, stability, and labor.