My work involves the activity of taking things apart and using the pieces to build something new. I sculpt, print or sew works with a wide range of collected materials, usually cloth, paper or wood – reusing things like clothes, furniture, and photographic images.
The labor-intensive processes that I use, like stacking, winding, patterning, and creating works from very small pieces, present me with time to build layers of meaning into my work. I’m interested in themes that are part of most people’s everyday like money, relationships, tools of measurement, personal history and the environment.
I use common materials, images and experience with an intent to address universal situations. My constructions are anthropological in how they are made, what they are made from and what they are about.