The inspiration for my work is a mixture of memories from childhood, informed by growing up in South Louisiana. From an early age, I was exposed to mammoth oil platforms, commercial fishing and fabrication facilities, and to the people who worked there. One of the by-products of these industries is scrap. Scrap results from various parts of machinery or other objects which have been discarded. These bits have become outdated or useless to their owners and are sold to scrap yards for a fraction of their original values. In the conception of my art, I draw parallels between this scrap and the dramas of human life. Like scrap, people can become broken by their work, left behind by technology, discarded and replaced over time. People’s interpersonal relationships can also wear out, lose their value and be discarded. I use found objects in my work as analogies for memories of past events.