I am a mixed-media fiber artist currently working in Raleigh, North Carolina. Increasingly sculptural and installation-based, my work is driven by concept, material exploration and textile techniques. My materials must speak the same language as my concept, which is why I favor found materials. I'm attracted to the associations we have with them, the stories they come with and what layers of meaning I can add.
The heaviness of certain emotions and experiences are difficult to give words to and seem to elude verbal expression. The process of creating something visual and tangible allows me to sort through the experiences, find meaning in them and offer that meaning to viewers. I strive to evoke empathy and a shared understanding of loss—we’ve all experienced loss in some way. I put my work into the community with the intention of increasing the conversations that surround death, grief and loss.