My practice demonstrates the evidence of my priorities in our social justice, cultural and political institutions as well as my consumerist tendencies. This personal informationis embodied in my forms in much the same way that ecosystems provide a home and hiding place for various organisms.
Mywork repurposes my household mail [mostly junk], much of which is printed with metallic inks and cannot be recycled. I shred this mail [catalogues, solicitations, financial statements and bills], scrupulously rolling or sewing it together to create elaborate textural sculptures - interweaving a narrative about my beliefs, behaviors, values, goals.
The self-imposed boundaries of my practice honor nature’s love of harmony, balance and proportion and its production of a multitude of outcomes from very restrictive means. Endlessness and constraint coexist in my work, reflecting our culture where choices are limitless and the simplicity of nature where choices are governed by basic building blocks.
The memory of the handiwork and frugality of my grandmother’s crocheted rag rugs inspires the personal and intimate nature of my work. My grandmother’s practice incorporated our family’s old clothing into her rugs.