I make art to collect and make sense of the images that shape my idea of the physical presence of my own body. In my work I layer the visual qualities of various influences including early medical illustration, decorative arts, and violent cartoons to create large-scale wall installations of collaged drawings and prints. With this process, I have created a series of narrative scenes involving patterned backgrounds populated by a cast of intestinal forms that evoke an uncomfortable, mesmerizing beauty. This book is a record of the drawings, prints, photographs, notes, and sketches that compose the various facets of a dreamlike portal. I am interested in the recombination of grotesque images in a manner that reincarnates them in the realm of design, entertainment, and opulent decoration.