Our memories play a vital role in how we connect to the world.  We tend to remember fragments of events and these fragments come together to form an interpretation of these experiences. I am attracted to how memories are made; I want to understand how they connect with our actual experiences, and the role that imagination has in their creation.  Just like the construction of memory, my work makes connections between multiple layers to form the overall imagery; actual fragments of different pieces, coming together to form one image.  Working with a variety of media allows me to work in the appropriate medium for that memory or piece. Memories often mutate into one another, making it difficult to distinguish one experience from another.  Incorporating the image transfer method enables me to take advantage of its transparent nature; a higher value results in a more translucent image. I can build not only a sense of implied depth, but actual depth to the artwork by layering the images, paintings, or found materials of the piece with gel mediums and resin.  Combined with the small scale of the work, the viewer is forced to come closer to appreciate these layers that cannot be acknowledged from a distance. Only when we have fully dissected the individual components and collected mental artifacts can we begin to understand the bigger picture. In my work, I explore how our collective memory is also formed of different layers and recollections of specific people and places; these layers are then morphed into one cohesive memory of that experience.