My work explores notions of femininity and feminism, high and low forms of art making, and dreams and disasters. Using combinations of painting and sewing, I modify and disrupt the familiar floral surfaces of used patterned bed sheets, which I have been incorporating into my work for over decade. The surface of a bed is a place where one both experiences and escapes reality, a gateway between two realms. Dated patterns act as windows for peering into specific times and places from the past. Like skin, fabric retains a physical memory of experiences; it wrinkles from habitual behaviors and environmental conditions. Over time memories change by expanding, fading, transforming, or disappearing.
I work impulsively and intuitively, responding to the patterns and colors before me while also referencing fragmented floral imagery that I either remember or imagine. To define gestural forms, I use bias tape or paint to delineate the break between positive and negative space. Flowers and cyclical elements from nature, especially decay, inform how I work. The fragile quality of wilted and dried flowers is something that I often attempt to replicate.