A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
My work relies on instinctive connections to materials and marks. Fabric layers perform a literal evolution of the creative labor encompassing the hand and energy of the maker and the unseen dimension of idea. In my work, I attempt to expose ordinary truths throughout the whole and in the subtext of the spaces between. I hope to enlighten the viewers' own discoveries provoked by the metaphors of transparency and texture.
With or without a sketch, I gather scraps intuitively. The pieces - hand-dyed cloth, things made during prior experiments, photographs, words, paint, threads - become meaningful as they find their places in the composition. I map the relationships among the pieces into a narrative that represents the nature of memory. It is often blurred or obscured with glimmers of color and clarity. The work becomes a window into place, a guide for transformation that helps me navigate to new discoveries and support the continuum of my practice.