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Statement

So much of my work is cyclical. I work in weaving, I work in paper. I look to structure as a reference; I look to phenomena in nature. I go in close and then pull back to “see” my work and the things that inspire me. And then it repeats. I began my current work with the sensation of dappled light filtering through trees. I tried to recreate its look in double cloth weaving, using drawing techniques to evoke the same feeling in the viewer. However, solid cloth was too heavy. I later revisited this idea in paper, knowing then that lightness was as important to the idea as its appearance. Concerns of time and decay moved into the background in my work as natural forces acting on the work itself. Over time I began to understand how structures decay and change in translation. I looked to other aspects of nature, the texture of bark, and the falling of leaves. In these phenomena I again found time, space, and light in the progression of seasons, and how they reflect our own lives. How fall is simultaneously a beginning and an end. I continued responding to spaces, lightness and deterioration appearing over and over. I made work that aimed to simulate a phenomena or space, and to decay overtime during its period of exhibition. Now I look towards issues of site-specificity, considering the place or people around me.

Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
April 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
May 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
29.5" x 42"
May 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
April 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 60"
May 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
March 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
42” x 20.5”
May 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
January 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
May 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
29.5" x 29.5"
April 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
29.5" x 29.5"
May 2013
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
28" x 40"
November 2011
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
13" x 20" each
January 2012
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
14" x 32"
March 2012
Natural Dye Cut Work
Cut Paper
40" x 14"
December 2011
Birch Tree Forest Installation
Cut Paper Installation
16'5" x 19'
August 2012
Birch Tree Forest Installation
Cut Paper Installation
16'5" x 19'
August 2012
Fern Study #1
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
August 2011
Cut paper work
Cut Paper
22.5" x 30"
August 2011
Cut paper work
Cut Paper
8.5" x 23"
November 2010
Cut paper work
Cut Paper
21.75" x 22.5"
April 2013
Cut paper work
Cut Paper
21.75" x 22.5"
April 2013
Cut Paper Dappled Light Triptych
Cut Paper
11" x 17" ea
July 2010
Woven Double Cloth
Weaving
11" x 44"
2009