Everyone has a story to tell. I express my emotional history through the sculpture and installations I create. My goal is to spark memories in others through the abstracted narratives of my life experience. Working in a wide range of materials I move freely between sculpture, installation and painting, exploring the inner and external tension between one’s desire for control as an act of power and protection with that of receptivity and vulnerability.
My work is heavily influenced by my former career as a scenic artist. On stage there is a perception or illusion of reality. Often the art challenges what the viewer sees in much the same way. Are things weighted down or suspended? Are they constrained or is it an illusion? The narratives of my memories create worlds and environments that allow others to immerse themselves in.
Applying various fiber art techniques, art making is a meditative ritual. Whether felt making, hand stitching or creating paper, the repetitive processes engage both my hands and my thoughts. The work is informed by my past while keeping me present. Art making is a form of healing and focus.