Simple commonplace objects, such as a spoon, a potholder, or a woven basket fascinate me. The allure could be from their shape, function, or history, along with the layers of associations that emerge from the context of their familiarity. My sculptures and paintings are based on re-contextualizing and transmuting everyday forms to emphasize how multi-faceted and informative the ordinary can be.
Having been influenced by the Arte Povere movement and Feminist art-making practices of the 1960-70’s I use a variety of materials from oil paint to pipe cleaners, and handmade forms are often juxtaposed next to machine made objects to accentuate opposing qualities or highlight unexpected similarities.
Compositionally, I strive for simplicity in order to create room for contemplation and to allow small details to reveal their significance.