About My Process

From walking the streets of Charleston, to strolling the beautiful Lowcountry beaches, I am constantly searching for interesting materials to creatively reuse and repurpose. My mission is to remove as many harmful items from my surroundings as I can locate in hopes of keeping them out of the landfills and the many waterways around Charleston. Nails, metal scraps, nuts, bolts, washers, screws, old cans, bottle caps, pull tabs, wire and broken coat hangers are just a few of the things I find on a regular basis. Once I have reclaimed them, I take them back to my studio where they are cleaned, sanitized and disinfected in very hot water and Simple Green, an EcoFriendly cleaning solution. They are then air dried for days before being given a new life through art. I enjoy the great satisfaction of helping to keep Charleston clean and green with every scrap I pick up!