Fiber, mixed media
"I like to make a beautiful object.
Sentimental and sincere.
I am naturally ebullient, and enrich each new piece with a similarly unbounded sense of joy.
The home is a sphere of warmth that I treasure and upon which I fixate. Through the employment of domestic objects and traditional handi-craft, I explore tropes of comfort. These objects facilitate intimate moments of comfort that restore familiarity to the viewer.
I am motivated toward gestures of generosity and invite opportunity for engagement. There are stories, themes, and memories, which we continually circulate in our own consciousnesses. Candid family photos, the musty, aromatic blend of time and manufactured floral, fragments from a tune long forgotten that dance in your ear, a hand-crocheted afghan, rough and pilling from decades of use – sight, smell, sound and touch – these sensory references activate the sense memory, jettisoning us from the present to times and events past. I have yet to incorporate taste into the sensory milieu. Each work that I make in this practice learns a new way to draw out these internal preoccupations and establishes them as a conversation between maker, object, and audience. Together we can re-visit a time and place, made new through each collaborative recollection."