Southard creates large scale works that bring together the physical and ephemeral, to construct experiences and interactive spaces that help to expand the connection between life and our united transitory nature. Her work is greatly influenced by the organic process of transformation that captures the passing of time and the transfer of memories.
Through her knowledge and explorations with technology and a variety of mediums she strives to create memories for us to share together and deeply within ourselves. She is a metalworker and a glassblower, metal and glass are her primary physical materials. She studied sound and interactive programming at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and uses the ephemerality of sound, light and electronics to make worlds collide.