Miniature sculptures offer a metaphorical expression in the form of vignettes meant to capture a particularly prominent emotion as it correlates to a specific journey. A good example of this is my first woven metal vignette, wherein I expanded upon a technique similar to Viking knit which is also used in bracelets, necklaces and shawl pins. Renew: From ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands to Richardson , Texas relates the story of leaving family, ancestry, and a way of life behind to begin anew; it can be thought of as a metaphorical vessel to carry these elements forward to future generations through the telling of a tale.