I had a show in May of 2013 entitled Tree House at the Riverside Arts Center in Riverside, IL. I created table top-sized tree houses out of wood, tree branches and various media. In my research for the show I gathered many photos and stories about alternative living structures. I wanted my tree houses to have a whimsical feel so I created cartoon-like drawings of the tree houses I wanted to create. I worked from these drawings as opposed to the photos.