This work is an exploration of the concepts of indigo dying and rope tying. Both practices have a distinctive set of rules, that explore the relationship between restriction and beauty. The still life scene is a blend of the wild and expressive natural world alongside man-made objects such as beer bottles. Many of my works are explorations of self as I look within myself at the elements that define who I am, both those that liberate and those that restrict. In a sense, I’m trying to find acceptance and peace in the struggle of piecing these parts of self together.