My name is Christina Chodak, and I am currently a third-year BFA student at the Alberta University of the Arts. Working as an artist is a new life journey for me, and a big career change after dedicating 14 years in the automotive industry. Repairing and modifying vehicles as a young mechanic spurred my interest in different types of metals, ultimately steering my love of craft into metal processes and jewelry creation. My artwork begins with a critical exploration of personal social experiences, usually in conjunction with the commodity. With this intention, I attempt to validate and hi-light social on-goings, backlit with environmental implications of humanities influence. I utilize aspects of nature and nurture, along with humor, recognizable objects, and metalwork to convey these concepts. The ultimate goal of my practice is to challenge how people view the situations of the world happening around them, so they can critically think about how the people of the world generally treat each other, and care for our planet. For me, it is important that people see what may be otherwise “invisible” instances, and contemplate social behaviors that may have contributed to these complex issues. I show this by trying to create a relatable narrative for my viewer.