We as humans have a felt need to be recognized and acknowledged almost more than the desire for the next breath. My work investigates this innate desire by taking abandoned and discarded material and using it as pure medium, thereby redeeming it from apparent uselessness. Sometimes, I myself am the seemingly discarded material that is transformed through becoming a work of art. My work thrives on this transformation which causes the viewer to value the otherwise mundane material. Through this process I revitalize myself and my materials because my greatest fear is not death—it’s irrelevance.