Everything I do is a balance, a balance between the digital and the handmade, the organic and the graphic, the personal and the universal, the inner and the outer. And also the private and the public: the work I do that answers the questions I ask myself, and the work I do that answers the questions people ask of me. This balance is part of what keeps everything evolving, electric and endlessly interesting.
The work often consists of smaller pieces combined to make a greater whole. Pages in a book, stitches in a shape, forms in a sculpture, images in a composite. Combining smaller parts into a larger form creates strength from within, sometimes despite outward appearances. I work with materials and methods that can be considered delicate and feminine. Fabric, clothing, paper, thread; stitching, sewing, knotting, folding. Pliable and ubiquitous yet when combined and assembled, they strengthen, becoming resilient and distinct. These materials are tools to relate the stories I am compelled to tell. Often found materials are employed (books, clothing) because they are artifacts that carry with them their own stories that thicken the plot. Self-prescribed queries ultimately lead to answers about identity, and how we each live our lives. Every piece aims to draw a line between our inner workings and our outward appearances and how we connect to one another as individuals.
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