My work celebrates feminine and natural Beauty while bearing witness to its commodification and marginalization. Subject, material, and maker are all socially marginalized. My work evokes feminine strength as Beauty. I create grace, fluidity, fragility, and vulnerability through uneasy juxtapositions. I poeticize the commonplace.
Nature is my muse. My inspiration comes from personal life experience. The work of art is a byproduct of the creative process, which is life itself. I am a collector of seedpods, corks and rusty bits. My material choice stems from eclecticism and irony. Biomorphic forms evoke a synthesis between creative thought and the senses.
My practice is one of experimentation. With experimentation comes repetition, working in multiples, and series. Through play and improvisation, I create the ambiguous coexistence of subtlety and surprise.
Through teaching, mentoring, and art making in my community, I bring art to people and people to art. In 2018, I will open Stevens Branch Studios, a space for creative incubation and education empowering women through Textile and Metal Arts.