Conflict, as experienced from the perspectives of identity, gender and race in my family allows me to reveal my sensitivities to the tenuous dynamics of family relationships. These autobiographical experiences are a direct link to my understanding of conflict and provide empathy for the subtleties and complexities of domestic relationships. I capture this conflict by exploring the emotive power of domestic objects that fix, organize and soothe our lives. I see items found in the home as intimate witnesses to our lives and by transforming them in clay, I am interested in revealing the beauty and dysfunction of domestic settings. Whether it is through surface decoration or sculptural objects, I am baring my sense of conflict in familial relationships and how I long for those same relationships to be something they may never be.