Within the Personal is the Universal. My life experiences a young female soldier, a mother, and a woman navigating in this world provide the context for my art where I examine the influences of gender, history, and cultural expectations on personal identity; nostalgia, mortality, the human condition.
I appreciate ambiguity: layers of meaning, layers of material, and the uncertainty that comes through their juxtaposition. My art encompasses a broad spectrum of materials, processes, and interests. My love of material drives not only the composition but the context of my work. Source photographs and found objects bring their own history — “abandoned memories” I call them — with which I play and manipulate. The wool and clothing materials reference the body. Stitching and sewing calls to mind the historical place of “woman’s work” but also provides a meditative experience in my creative process. Painting and drawing refer to the rich tradition of art itself.