Most of my work is achieved through various casting techniques. Casting can be an expensive process, and without the FVL grant, I would not have been able to experiment to the extent I did. Using my grant, my experimentation led me to move beyond standard casting methods. I learned how to paint polyurethane rubber onto objects and cast the outside of them, rather than the inside. The FVL grant allowed me conceptualize forms in new ways, and vastly influenced my work over the course of my senior project.