I love science, and I love old machinery. On top of that I love cats and costume and period art. And shrink plastic. When you start to work on a piece, it sometimes feels like the material controls you and not the other way around. That’s what happened here it seems. I found two watch pieces and suddenly they looked like a pair of pantaloons. That’s how it starts, I’m afraid. This was my first attempt at using watch parts and I loved it. So I’ve gone from making life size figural quilts and soft sculpture (early in my career) to small works using metals, glass and sundry bits and bobs. But I still sew- using wire. I don’t solder. It’s a tip of the hat to my mother and grandmother, master needlewomen, and my father- a NYC Garmento, the last of a wonderful and dying breed.