Objects and skills come to define individuals as they acquire them; they become the equipment of the individual. Working in the manufacturing industry has driven me to examine the skills and things that we value and collect and compare them to the mundane skills and objects we over look. My daily life is consumed with mechanisms, ornament, and empathy. The vernacular of function and adaptation is a catalyst for this work. The complexities of ability and disability along with my arsenal of trade and craft skills, and the nuances of material culture perpetuate my work.