The investigation of robust, large shape is central to all of my work. Combined together in different configurations, these shapes, often anthropomorphic, suggest the commonalities of being human. Color is also essential, as I enjoy its abilities to capture and transmit light, and to change its own nature with the adjacency of others. Scale is important as well: the large pieces allow me and the viewer to be immersed in the work, hopefully provoking a visceral curiosity about who this may be? what’s going on here? as well as identifying resemblances.
I choose to work with fabric as I love its feel, its potential for endless texture, and its capacity to take on color. It remains a thrill as I play the dye alchemist, transforming an ordinary piece of fabric into glorious luminosity. I also enjoy fabric’s accessibility. Since we are all clothed in and housed among textiles, fabric has a unique ability as a common stepping off point for evoking personal histories, memories, and encounters.