The body is a powerful being with the ability and resilience to withstand much abuse and violence. Surgery, while a form of repair, is stressful and shocking to the body. The body is pushed and pulled, cut and put back together. Similarly, the materials used in my work relate to the process. They are stressed, taken apart, put back together and, in effect, reflect the surgical process. The materials are used as a way of expressing the body's process of healing.