In my work, I like to explore the wide potential of outcomes that can be produced from within a narrow set of limitations. Sometimes I force myself to work primarily with offcut scraps salvaged from other pieces. Other times I will limit the types of marks or materials I will allow myself to work with, or impose arbitrary systematic restrictions on how I may work. Whatever the case, these limitations are obstacles that I must overcome in making the work. To bow to them and not challenge the confines they impose would produce some very unremarkable results. I must do some problem-solving to work around my self-imposed obstacles, and I know it is a success when the piece starts to shine in spite of the limitations it had to work through, and blossoms into a monument to creativity.