My work is a response to cultural artifacts, rituals, and beliefs. I investigate the processes, materials, and concepts that have been used to create objects and architecture. Within these diverse approaches to the maintenance of traditional practices there is the human need to satisfy personal desire. Rare objects, garments laden with color and texture, palaces with lavish gardens and tantalizing sensations for the palate, have influenced paradigms of commerce, culture, and science. Historical details reveal the common urge we have to please the senses. My work pays homage to origins while alluding to personal experience.