My process typically starts with the material. It’s what I focus on before turning my attention to creating. I find materials at thrift stores, online, finding things off the street pre-COVID, and sometimes I’m lucky enough to have brands send me their deadstock or damaged materials to upcycle. I find certain materials challenging. The less malleable, the more I have to alter the piece, so if I think something is going to be easy and it proves to be harder, it changes the output of my work—for instance, sporting equipment. A ball looks like it would be easy to work with, but it’s surprisingly not.