Identity arises in language, memory, and experience, and falls in the gaps between. My artwork combines systems of identification, such as measurement, enumeration, and mapping, with labor-intensive processes. Intrigued by the proposition of physicist Frank Wilczek that a feature of a deep truth is that its opposite is also true, I am looking for the sense and non-sense connecting mind and body.
The character of my art is rooted in the materials, patterns, and agricultural landscape that defined my rural upbringing. Works are seeded with contradictions and cultivated with patience. I most often use techniques from fiber traditions, which are ancient manipulations of tension designed to control the threat of chaos. Using my body as both a reference and a tool, what is exact in the mind becomes fluid in the hand.