My work is focused on organic shape and color, while looking to the environment for inspiration and to textiles for composition, particularly the Persian rugs that I grew up with. As an American woman of Iraqi Jewish heritage, my sense of self often falls between seemingly incompatible things. Because of this, I am driven to search for what connects two forms of expression, whether it is myth and reality, pop culture and tradition or Middle Eastern and Western aesthetics. This way multiple subjective experiences of landscape, pattern and identity interlace to form a narrative. Additionally when reflecting on my experience as a woman and how the female body is idealized, I look to creation stories, since this affects the language we use to talk about women in the modern world. Playing with focus and layers of imagery I endeavor to capture a collective memory. Each piece is a form of storytelling, manipulated into a dreamlike experience, the sole purpose of which is to link fractured viewpoints and create a new whole.