I began my practice as a painter and quickly fell in love with color. I came to sculpture through painting, and most recently to textiles through sculpture. My most recent body of work, tense tangled tethered, features sculptural textile installation pieces made from yarn, fabric, and found or reused materials. While they are abstract, they are grounded in the figure.
These forms embody anxiety and offer comfort. They become both objects that hold this tension and spaces to be held in. This embodiment of tension, all the spaces between falling apart and holding together, is a thread that runs through my work. It’s a tension that’s at once internal and external, isolating and connective.
My work is about anxiety and release, grief and love, pain and resilience. The physicality of anxiety, depression, chronic back pain, the body growing weak, curling in on itself. Pushing back. And through it all, being tethered to love.