I use rescued textiles, objects, drawings, text, and natural and digital materials to weave together a 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: unknown poets, deceased mothers, old clothes. Simple objects such as sticks and animal horns are given new life. I champion the humble and the frayed, and free the discarded remnants of a throw-away world.
Used textiles–rescued from becoming landfill–are often a deeply poetic starting point. The ragged strength of these worn fabrics forms the basis for large-scale installations, collage, drawings, objects and social practice. Cloth and thread as metaphor is a recurring motif. Thread becomes line and cloth becomes paint.