With the works in Hyperlocal, I wasn’t trying to merely convey a shape or form that I’ve observed locally, but I wanted to work with local materials as a way of exploring my new context – meeting people, sourcing materials, discovering local manufacturing processes, etc. I was also interested in exploring ways of being less wasteful as an artist. Using wood that originated near me seemed like a good start. I try to have intention in every decision I make, and then leaving it to gut instinct when it comes to things such as composition. With materials, I always try to keep in mind what is being signified with a certain choice.