I combine sculptural elements with the movement arts to create “kinetic sculptures” or to invoke specific surreal performance environments. I directly fuse sculptural elements with the figure of the mover; teetering back and forth between set and costume. These performance atmospheres and the rules, limitations, and narratives that govern them are crafted from specific research assignments I give myself. They may be inspired by the surreal narrative and visual vocabulary put forth by a poem, or by situations such as gender politics or gentrification. The movement vocabulary I am exploring is raw movement; drawn from abstracting feelings, questions, and emotions, evoked from personal histories. I access the personal histories through remembered impulses created in the body that are still extant in the body. I want to research how these impulses physically manifest when they are fully acted upon, and followed through. These impulses that are diverted suppressed or distracted by the normal course and context of daily activity. I also enjoy working elements of theatricality and humor. I am inspired by a Butohesque aesthetic of visceral movement manifestation.