My practice scrutinizes promotional mail from our government representatives, social justice, cultural and political institutions as well as consumerist advertising. I shred this mail, creating work that commingles all of these newsletters, catalogues and solicitations reinforcing the notion that capitalism and our culture are inseparable and ideology and commerce are blurred.
I fabricate my forms by scrupulously rolling or sewing the shredded mail to create elaborate textural sculptures based on natural structures. My self-imposed boundaries honor nature’s love of harmony, balance and proportion and its production of a multitude of outcomes from very restrictive means. Employing the repetitiveness of nature to generate this work allows me to contemplate the unsettling fact that beliefs, behaviors, values and goals are commodities