One thing deeply important to me is the idea of place. A safe space for digging in, finding the hidden in the revealed through adaption, integration, and conversation. Creating a personal archeological site by excavation through process and time.
Recycling, imprinting, mark making, gestural residue. I use canvas as site, as the landscape, the container of place. Dye is a primary material for transforming that landscape along with marks as records of my body's activity.
I am interested in how we carry the weight of our life experiences with us and in communicating that as evidence. I am also interested in how those experiences accumulate over time and are manifested physically; how our perceptions are layered and shift and expand and blend together to bring us to where we are today; of how we are infinitely adapting ourselves to wherever we are, merging together, making any place we find ourselves our home.
These works, along with documentation of the process, are created in my studio, adapting and shifting to the light and architecture. Size is variable and approximate, from 3 x 6 to 8 x 11 feet, bundles from 12 x 14 x 10 to 18 x 18 x 12 inches. Materials I use for mark making are found, gifted, and recovered construction materials, like scaffolding wire, bricks, wood panels, rusty metal plates, burlap, plastic, and rope.