For millennia artists have been fascinated with the form of the human body. As an artist living in the shadow of serious illnesses since childhood, it is the microscopic world within the body that fascinates me. Rather than let the experiences impact me negatively, I am driven to understand the mechanisms that caused my illnesses. This work examines how something you can't see may cause you to be sick or worse yet, kill you. Turning the scary into the beautiful neutralizes the moment making it more manageable to bear. The choice of medium is specific. The sculptures are made of needle-felted wool, which contains the DNA of the animal from which it originated. The sculpting is done with repeated jabs of a needle. Patients tend to become human pincushions in hospitals as rounds of nurses come to give medication or take blood samples. I build up the surfaces with beads and embroidery, making them lush and magical. Through the work, I reflect back to the moments of joy when I was allowed into the labs to look at myself under the microscope. Nowadays I take home CD copies of my MRI or CT scan. I am in awe of the human body. It is intensely beautiful despite its fragility.