I have an instinct to pick up everyday materials, work with them and imagine their potential, their secret lives. What happens when we’re turning our back, turning off thelights, or leaving a supply drawer or cabinet alone for years and years?

My creative impulse manifests with materials that surrounded me as a child: I grew up in ahouse full of wool and sewing projects and my father worked as a plant managerin textile manufacturing. In my studio, materials including raw wool, copper tubing, crinoline, and machine buffers metamorphose and often cross-pollinate. Fecundity may arise as well as the fantastical and even ominous.

Ultimately, my mundane materials find new life while messing with our firmly held notion of human control over matter.


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