My recent work is comprised of figurative sculptures made from my own life casts. They are embedded with or covered in wax, wool, wood, or mixed textiles. Currently I am inspired by the inclusion of archetypes (such as stereotyped versions of femininity: the seductress, the lover, the mother, and the martyr) in folklore, mythology, western classical art as well as in spiritual practices. Where do these intersect and why are they used? For example, in Hindu and Buddhist practices, chakras are a way to illustrate growth and highlight what area of life can be improved upon. These stages have their own characteristics and Archetypes. Swiss psychologist Carl Jung believed Archetypes are embedded in our brains, we collectively and unconsciously experience and feel similar things creating a connection. Relatablility is why characters in movies and stories can play with our emotions. Usually, a character is required to make a change or choose a path in order to defeat an obstacle and learn more about themselves, as we do, changing from one archetype to another and sometimes more than one at a time. I strive to make an emotional connection with the viewer by creating figures based on my own life story as they relate to archetypes I have embodied. These figures encourage relatability, personal reflection on our phases of life & personal growth.