As an artist, I am passionate about materials and process. Reclaimed objects fascinate me with their inherent history and associations. The everyday items we touch, use, and discard reflect who we are as individuals and a society.
Hand-working processes tie me to my personal history of my grandmothers’ quilting and stitching. Objects are pieced together through processes rich in imperfection—hand-stitching, weaving, wrapping, and folding. The accumulation of these idiosyncrasies adds a personal, human touch to materials otherwise plastic and manufactured.
My work examines those things of which I know—parenting, athletics, personal and local interests. I can trace a history of my passions and residence through my work and the materials present. This journey we each live in this world is less a linear line of time but instead a web of interactions we make with family, friends and strangers.