As an artist, I am passionate about materials and process. Reclaimed objects fascinate me with their inherent history and associations. The everyday items we touch, use, and discard reflect who we are as individuals and a society.
Hand-working processes tie me to my personal history of my grandmothers’ quilting and stitching. Objects are pieced together through processes rich in imperfection—hand-stitching, weaving, wrapping, and folding. The accumulation of these idiosyncrasies adds a personal, human touch to materials otherwise plastic and manufactured.
Art needs to be about something, not just about the art. My work examines those things of which I know—parenting, triathlons, local interests. I can trace a history of my passions and residence through my work and the materials present.
As I have begun to move about in the last few years, I am finding my connections with people and previous places to be of great interest. Also, the connections made through sport and common lifestyles intrigue me. This journey we each live in this world is less a linear line of time but instead a web of interactions we make with family, friends and strangers.