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My work is interdisciplinary - from drawing to textiles and photography or sculpture. Multiple reoccurring themes surrounding memory, identity, place, and time are explored. In the photographs, digital representations recreate the look of historical Tintype photos and the distressed edges of glass negatives. They recall a time of slow documentation and close inspection — a time when images were precious objects. These sit in opposition to the proliferation of digital photographs and the democratization of the medium. I am imposing a sense of history and using the visual language of history to make connections between old and new. Fugitive events and transient recollections are documented before they fleetingly dissolve into gossamer thin memories over time. We live and relive impermanent pictures, events, emotions, and experiences that are edited with each successive recollection in quiet and unsuspecting ways.
The stitched drawings are part of a new body of work in development begun in the residency for Atelier AIR in April of 2023. The working title for the series is called “Holding my breath,” and portrays interpretive and expressive renderings as stitched drawings of textiles, prints and patterns. It began at the residency which was in a Chateau in France. This body of work is about tangibly trying to hold onto memories. Tactile stories and recollections attempt to catalogue a time, place, or an experience. These sensory images are of aspects that bring beauty but are forgotten, overlooked, or ignored in our daily lives, as if the stitches made the memories more tangible.