STATEMENT

I use rescued textiles, objects, drawings, text, and natural and digital materials to weave together a rich and complex practice that explores themes of fragility, repair, sustainability, powerlessness and legacy. My works give voice and artistic solace to the silenced and overlooked in society: survivors, unknown poets, deceased mothers. Simple objects such as sticks and used wooden bowls are given new life. I champion the humble and the frayed, and rescue the discarded remnants of a throw-away world.

Cloth and thread as metaphor is a recurring motif. The ragged strength of worn textiles forms the basis for installations, collage, drawings, small objects and social practice. In many of my works, thread becomes line and cloth becomes paint. Wrapping with cloth or thread imparts protection, warmth and healing, and a sense of hope and renewal going forward.