Drawing and writing are at the heart of what I do. Drawing allows me to begin a sculpture or painting, to discover shapes and patterns. Writing allows me to play with ideas and to tell stories. Stories are often some kind of mystery, an investigation into the unknown. The materials I use, such as wood, metal, collage are important to me as found objects that bring memories of previous use. My work often seeks to incorporate the histories of these materials. Fragments of spoken words are also materials that can be incorporated into a work. For me drawing is a solitary activity as well as a kind of performance. It is an activity based in time and space, yet sometimes seems outside both. Drawing a line can be the easiest or the hardest thing to do.