As I focus on, or move from one activity to another in my domestic realm, I am always gathering and processing materials to do with my practice; everyday "stuff" provides a lot of matter I use in my art-making. In collaboration with these disparate materials, the processes I employ are also the ones I use in my home, my studio.
Gathering, cleaning, drying, pressing, sorting and ordering are time consuming, contemplative and compelling. When ordered, the matter takes on the appearance of a collection.
In conjunction with other materials, the inherent qualities of each part pose interesting challenges, sometimes resulting in unplanned outcomes.