The Archives are my works from 1986-1997, which was the beginning of my career as an artist. I started as an abstract steel sculptor, working with themes of balance and movement. In these early works, I transformed industrial materials into works that evoked lightness and precariousness. The work also refers to personal and emotional experiences from my life and from the perspective of a woman artist during a time when the art world was still heavily centered around men. Additionally, it was in this body of work that I began using silver, gold and black, features still prominent throughout my work to the present day. In the late 1980s and 1990s, I began to incorporate ceramics into my works. During that time, ceramic was considered to be "craft", in which the art world had little to no interest.
My work has investigated a variety of materials and themes. Throughout my career I have been dedicated to expressing myself honestly without pressure put upon me as an artists from the commercial side of the industry. This body of work demonstrates the beginning of the foundation of the expansiveness of my practice.