"I do occasional shows of my own pieces, but the project I'm most interested in right now is one I put together called 'What We Kept' that's on display at the University of Memphis Art Museum through July 2. It's a collection of treasured objects---and the stories behind those objects---that women from all over the world brought with them when they moved to the Memphis area. Thirty-three countries are represented, and the objects range from items of clothing and books to cooking utensils and figurines. My goal was (and is) to open dialogue between people. A museum holds a community’s heritage, and as new citizens come, the objects they bring with them become a part of the community’s heritage as well. I hope the exhibit will encourage people to examine their own heritage and to have conversations with the older members of their own families around objects that are special to them.
"I’m working on expanding the exhibit to other cities and countries with large international populations and am looking for collaborators and investors to help make that happen."