"I am a multi-lingual and multi-cultural sculptor. Music was (and still is) a most tangible link to culture for me. I grew up moving every two years. While we were posted far and wide, my parents, an Irish mother from the north of Ireland and a French Canadian military officer with proud Métis heritage, made sure we were given strong links to our mixed heritage. I have collected antique music since childhood and a few years ago I stood on the threshold of moving from a production based life with my twig letters to one of larger sculptures to delve deeper into the dialogue of healing through artistic practice and provide me with new challenges of materials exploration and subject matter. My papier-mâché works using antique sheet music seeks to celebrate and repurpose the best and worst quality music from my great paper era collection (1723-1945). I began with a Buffalo, a guide to protect me in my journey symbol of abundance, music is also the gateway to healing, in abundance."