From the series “Of Rust and Roses”, “Charmed, I’m Sure . . . and Other Things I’ve Lost Track Of” is a sculptural charm garland that incorporates objects that physically and aesthetically represent Eastern North Carolina to me. It’s meant to be a love letter to the varied landscapes, the flora and fauna, and other aspects I’ve experienced here. Through the repetition of materials and imagery, I explore my relationship to this area and how it shapes my personality and my place in the broader community.