Being Beauteous was a solo show installed in Vermont Studio Center’s Red Mill gallery in August of 2019. The collection of sculptures in this show are all created in the same manner. Individual pieces of discarded lumber were reshaped in order to highlight and celebrate the beauty of these structures that were deemed useless. The forms are playful and and evoke movements that help to further animate the sculptures. In working with these "critters" I explore the themes of trauma, uselessness, and reanimation.