Through the use of various materials I have developed a visual vocabulary, a language that enables me to define and articulate an experience, a concept or a moment in time. The choice of materials is deliberate, permitting me to “write” what I see and sense. Within this language I play with the juxtaposition of the elements, exploring the interdependence of beauty and angst and their co-existence in the world. For example, sewing needles placed within the lace like quality of the kozo might reference domesticity, the perception of mending or nurturing, however, en mass they can embody a different, more aggressive energy. Or the layers of translucent silk with burn marks and edges, sewn on to burnt paper might invoke a beautiful yet slightly edgy reference to the unspoken, unseen. The placement of each of my materials within the work is intentional as I attempt to visually capture and articulate a specific sensation while referencing the metaphorical dance between light and dark.
Mixed Media, Fiber
Diagonal Hwy, towards Longmont, North on 63rd St., Right at Niwot Rd.
1st Left on to Redwing Place