I use installation as my medium for expressing the value of the human experience. The learning and progression that are possible within one’s lifetime is a recurring theme in my work. Life experience is visually communicated through process and materiality. By combining concepts and materials, experience and creativity, and ideals and realities, I hope to successfully convey meaning to viewers in a manner that will encourage discourse and reflection.
I create metaphorical environments that reflect my life experience, address the space of home, and attend to the rhythms of daily living. The rhythms, routines and rituals of life interest me. Repetitive and labor-intensive processes are used in my work to portray the tasks of living; the steady and continual efforts of life. An integral part of the work is the compulsive nature of process – repetitive methods symbolic of memory, ceremony, and ritual.
Materiality is one of the most obvious things about my work. I am attracted to natural materials and fibers – materials that relate to the earth and the lives of women throughout time. The gathering of materials is both intuitive and compulsive, yet the choices are carefully made in order to reinforce concepts and give meaning to the work.
There are also other forces that I blend in my work. Ideals are of necessity tempered by pragmatism. Practiced technical experience must be combined with creativity. My goal is to create installations that blend concepts and materials, ideals and realities, experience and creativity, resulting in the emergence of spirit.