Each one of us carries around stories, real or imagined. These narratives define us; they teach us how to live our lives and what to believe in. My work is inspired by images culled from vintage children’s books, greeting cards, medical books, and ephemera. The inherent history of these collected papers helps breathe life into the new characters that inhabit my work. These creatures morph and grow organically until I have recast them to create a new visual story. Like fairy tales, dreams, and nightmares my “tales” center on the body, gender, and the human condition.