My interest in sculpture really started with work that I made in an undergraduate “Art Process” class that you taught. I can’t remember the details of the assignment, but I started taking bar soap from people’s homes for a month and eventually displayed all of them together on a shelf….I was thinking about how objects could function as a kind of portrait of someone—about the soap being an index of a person that was different than a photographic portrait or index. It seemed more intimate and more performative. I liked the idea of people going to shower the next day to find their soap missing. And I hoped that the people who saw the stolen bars of soap might look at their own soap differently the next time they showered or washed their hands. I enjoyed touching things that other people had handled. The transformation of materials happened by other people’s hands instead of mine. This interest in getting closer to people or establishing a kind of intimacy with strangers is something that, even ten years later, is a recurring subject for me.