My work reflects my interest in what occurs when real and imagined places intersect, where man-made landscapes meet natural ones, and where interior places of our psyches are made visible. I see our world, both interior and exterior landscapes, as a series of patterns. The veins in a leaf look the same as the peaks and valleys of the earth from an airplane, as well as the veined patterning of the inner-workings of our own bodies.
These patterns intersect with man-made patterns of square and grid in architecture, civil engineering, calendars that organize our time, and indeed in the warp and weft of cloth itself. I am both attracted to and repelled by these intersecting patterns: I find beauty in the human project of thoughtful architectural spaces, and in the organizing of chaos, as well as in the inherent grid I work with in the structure of woven cloth. Scale changes everything; on a large scale this proliferation of humanity’s mark on the world looks like suburban sprawl, mass consumption, and the decimation of wild places. I use scale and micro/macro views in my work to consider our proximity or distance from these ideas.
I'm interested in how familiar forms such as the book or house, can point to a shared understanding of narrative, home and shelter, and finding our way in the world.