I see the world through color and texture relationships, and the way the natural environment interacts within the man-made world. I am drawn to felting because of its tactility: it has the ability to connect myself during process, and then the viewer through a sensory experience. In this digital age of communication, humanity is disconnected. The ability to physically touch and interact is more important than it has ever been. Women’s work passed down from generations inspires me to continue to create and push boundaries using traditional methods like sewing, felting, knitting, and weaving. The need to communicate with each other is fundamental both for our survival, growth, and empathy. In our modern age, tactility is one of the most crucial elements for connection. Our lives are all interwoven; we crave belonging and connections to someone or something.