Through the act of mark making, construction and deconstruction, Tribe examines the physical qualities of who we are, who we want to be, and how we want to be perceived. By applying alternating layers of acrylic and watercolor and working with stickers and tape, initially placed, then painted on, then removed, I create markings that reveal a new working structure. Layers composed of mixed media invite viewers into a world constructed with intention to reveal a system of symbols that brand and reflect our desire to distinguish ourselves individually, yet be part of a larger group.