Catenaries formed by elegant tangles of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) adorn the Lillstreet Art Center building like a giant necklace. To create the tangled blue and red forms in my PEX sculptures, I harness the potential energy within the material. Manufactured as a safer, flexible alternative to PVC, PEX is sold in large coils. When unwrapped, the PEX retains these curves. By twisting the material against its natural coil, I am able to create tension that gives structure and strength. The eye is drawn to track red and blue lines, but is quickly overwhelmed by the task. The material becomes a metaphor for inner conflict, such as the struggle to reconcile what is true with what we desire. Learning to accept the struggles that are a part of life allows us to find joy even in the midst of strife. The vivid red and blue lines have an inherent light that encourage associations with jump-ropes and hula-hoops.