I work in the mediums of architecture, clay, and poetry. Formally trained as an architect, I have used my time at Cranbrook to “un-architect” myself and have been actively engaged in the search for a re-orientation of architecture as a discipline. My work in clay is both functional and sculptural – I enjoy making vessels (especially the cup), and I create non-functional pieces which reference / mimic architectural elements and objects from the American South. In the duplication of Southern architectural artifact, I hope to engage in, and reframe, a narrative of historical oppression. While embracing the rich Southern tradition of mythmaking and storytelling, these works de- and reconstruct history and its characters of focus. Here, the focus moves away from straight-cis-male figures, and onto those groups that have been historically oppressed, neglected and stigmatized.