Artist Statement: In an instant our lives can shift in ways for which we are unprepared. The life that we once knew is permanently altered and a new existence becomes reality. Pieces is a multifaceted installation that addresses the physical and psychological impact of a life-changing diagnosis. Utilizing common household materials and re-purposing disposable objects, this body of work speaks to the cyclical death and rebirth that occurs on a minute or immense scale. Grief over the loss of the life we once recognized transforms into reconstruction and discovery of the new version of life we are to lead.