Making as obsession and making as meditation have become almost interchangeable in my work. The repetition in form and process acts as an of amplifier, whereby a single form or continuous line becomes all-encompassing; the rhythm is alive and changing pace. I leave a record of the marks and mechanics of making. I join parts with thread and zip ties that wrap and bind, I leave trails of needle holes that tell of rows of sewing. The internal matrix informs the external matrix, and the underlying structure is made visible, resulting in a merging of material, structure and object. Material and process become the product.
I create vessels ranging from handheld objects to environments, all shaped by my perception of boundaries to personal and shared experience. At a bodily scale, the domestic materials and soft forms suggest clothing as shelter and security, that selectively reveal and conceal the figure within. As I explore ideas of isolation, loneliness and the desire to hide, both in place and in one's body, the sculptural objects serve as metaphors for keepers, protectors, and incubators. While I find my inspiration in the natural world, I am compelled to give form to it in a way that is measured and controlled. In an unpredictable world, there is comfort to giving shape to flexible materials and fastening loose ends.