I’ve been making objects since I was a child.
One of my favourite games was playing “art shop” with my sister.
That instinct for beauty never left.
The hours and days of my childhood spent in my aunt’s studio doing batik and tie dye and watching my dad hand cut designs and screen print all became part of my vocabulary. I now realize it was the ground for the language I work in and have adapted my drawing practice to different modalities including cut paper, drawing installation and silk screen printing.
My textiles are carefully hand painted or screen printed and dyed with small batch plant based inks and dyes. Many of the plants used, such as black walnut and sumac, I harvest locally and dry them for use throughout the winter.
Reflective of my appreciation for seasonal change, I develop my pieces with curiosity and excitement and embrace the surprises that are part of the hand made process.
Beauty & tactility are everyday essentials.