The materials that I use to fabricate my sculptures and installations (dildos, wire, nails, crystals and leather whips) are laden with symbolism. The whips are fabricated in India and exported to the West where I purchase them - they carry associations of self- flagellation leading to spiritual ecstasy that is common to Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. The whips have additional associations with the American history of slavery, popular imagery of Indiana Jones; as well as sexual domination all important references as my work critiques and examines power. The objects are also encrusted with Swarovski crystals a conservative name brand. The extreme embellishment and decoration is symbolic of the seduction, opulence, wealth and power that is associated with most organized religions, exemplified by the Vatican, the Taliban and Right Wing Hindu Fundamentalists.