Multiple forms, degrees of craft, and materials end up creating one ending mass that may appear both familiar and unfamiliar. Here, ornament can serve as a necessary stimulation from present circumstance: a noise in the background. This surface play can be seen in the constant hum of carved filigree, the chatter of unnecessary pattern, or the enticement of a dated color pallet. These motifs reference baroque and rococo periods as well as their later imitators who mass-produced their formulas into kitsch. Like the distraction that took place during these times, my work is ultimately about the decorative noise of past and present societies merging with present urgency.