Current Work (2018-Present)
My work focuses on relationships, most often my relationship with and to the world that I inhabit. Material and process are vital to this practice, and although the work has the appearance of abstraction, it finds its genesis in reality. I typically start with found source material from specific locations that imbue a sense of history and time; cracks on a sidewalk, layers of paint on a fence, etc. I then translate and transform these findings into dimensional, paper collages that grow organically.
A love of color and composition comes from my painting background, but I mine the traditions, techniques and language of textiles to create physicality, depth and meaning. Borrowing from the lexicon of weaving, clusters of painted paper are layered and suspended in space by the tension of threads. These dimensional collages are modular with small forms gathering together like stones accumulating into a mountain. Like with quilting and embroidery, fractions of shape and color are stitched and pieced together to build up the picture plane into a cohesive whole. It is an intimate conversation with my materials to create a sense of harmony and order from fragments.