I am drawn to feelings of existential angst. As an artist who spends a lot of time in her head, I frequently find myself diving inwards into my own interiority- swimming with self-doubt and occasional bouts of grandiosity. Entertained by the drama, I use these feelings as points of departure and as source material for my art. I search to give them shape, physical substance, and identity. The results are biomorphic forms that exist somewhere between abstraction and representation.
I sketch forms in 2 dimensions then hand build with clay or plaster in 3 dimensions- sometimes staying close to the initial sketches and other times working organically, letting the form take on a direction of its own. I often sew thread into the hardened forms and play with its ability to express tension. The thread acts as drawn lines in space while also acting as emotional fibers that pull tight, flail around, or weigh heavy.
Thinking about architecture as a metaphor for the mind, I make site-specific installations in intimate interior spaces like a kitchen or a closet and incorporate my forms into its nooks and crannies. I like thinking about dormant feelings in relation to hidden spaces and meandering minds in relation to maze-like architecture. If one were to step into someone’s subconscious, what might it look like? If one were to open the door into a secret corner of a mind, memory, or dream- what might be there? With thoughts like these, I go back and forth between the familiar and the surreal.