Balancing tradition and innovation I use needlework
to infuse renewed power to
craft traditions often dismissed as feminine.
There is a presence of the maker in the shape of thousands
of stitches, hand-wrought forms and, as in my collaboratives, the orchestrated actions of many.
Found objects – the everyday and invisible – are reworked and repurposed, and placed on a pedestal for scrutiny where the psychological is made physical in the way that one form materializes from another.
Influenced by travel, I draw from historical and cultural experiences that extend from my neighborhood to time spent in the Far East and many places in between.
Recent work investigates the complex, often entangled qualities of power, emergence and fear – particularly the forces that have historically shaped women's identities
and place in society.