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I am curious of my position in society, the power that I harness as a woman. My materials are common, their value is not inherent, perhaps engendered, but a testament to time. As a woman employing traditional craft techniques, I appropriate value within processes and objects. By making work with meditative, mechanical means, I produce pieces that are time consuming and labor intensive, dealing with imagery of the feminine and fetishized. Feet are a common symbol that I use to talk about sexuality, femininity, and objectification. How magnetized is the polarization of femininity? As a woman, how is the value of my objects obtuse? Am I to move forward when I’m constantly working within my own pastness, creating a tangible relationship to antiquity? My past is understanding these traditional techniques, that were many times used as a means of control. My present is reclaiming this control, preserving relevance.