Through revisiting my past and recounting the present, I investigate ideas of self-portraiture. Using porcelain and stoneware clays, I create forms that question and explore identity, emotions, and personal narrative. By contrasting male and female, fragmenting the body, and personifying clay objects, I am in search of self. Vernacular forms of storytelling such as folklore and childhood journals inform the imagery and content of the work. The inherent expressive qualities of clay and glaze create a visual map of fingerprints and drips on the surface of my sculptures, echoing the desire to make physical the process of remembering and experiencing. Seen as a whole, my artworks form an intricate connected web, performing the nuances of family, love, attachment, and self, in varying conditions.