STATEMENT

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: survivors, unknown poets, deceased mothers. Simple objects such as sticks, old wooden bowls and animal horns are wrapped, traced and given new memories. I champion the humble and the frayed, and free the discarded remnants of a throw-away world.

Used textiles–rescued from becoming landfill–are 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.

 

My ragged tattered patched ideaboard can be found here: @modernboro on Instagram.