Artist Statement

Sewing 5 2015 sm72dpiMy work centers on balance, harmony and the integration of contradiction/contrast and the opposition of themes, color and form.

Color intrigues me.  I love the immediacy of seeing color come to life on fabric, a canvas, on a board, on paper.  Brash/vibrant/bold. Quiet/moody/detached.  Atmospheric and energetic; color is the vehicle in which our innermost experiences are brought to the surface and experienced.

The division of shapes and spaces fascinates me. As human beings, we divide the spaces in which we live, work and play. My abstract compositions play with the division of space and how spaces and shapes relate to each other. I explored this idea in a series of textile pieces called “Compartments,” in which people had began building upwards as opposed to outwards, due to land shortages, and their living spaces became more compartmentalized.

I work in the abstract by choice; it challenges me, and invites the viewer to evoke their own personal experiences and emotions.