Photos: Shaden Mousa

Photos: Shaden Mousa

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. 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 landscape that defined my rural upbringing in an agricultural community. 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 a reference and tool, what is exact in the mind becomes fluid in the hand.