My work blurs the distinction between femininity, stoicism, sculpture, and a fundamental understanding of self. I draw inspiration from observing human interactions; narratives are conceived from the abstraction of memory. Subjection to undesirable occurrences stimulates my creative drive, while simultaneously providing inspiration for narratives and concept. A response to human frailty is evident in my unquenchable exploration and manipulation of alternative, often-dangerous materials, and further reflected in the delicate nature of my work. Whether it is an object dipped in concrete, wrapped in layers of hog gut, constructed out of fiberglass insulation, or an abandoned mattress, each element is treated purposefully and experimentally. I believe approaching the work more freely allows imperfections to create character on the surface. Although I implement a sense of control when seeking inspiration for concepts, while in the studio I work intuitively, driven by materials and guided by process.
"Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty."- Victor Hugo