creator. maker. crafter. artist.
I am a material based artist exploring the themes of motherhood, memories, nostalgia, and home. I commonly use fibers, household ready-made's, written language, photography and sound elements within my work, allowing my viewers to connect with the work and develop their own interpretation of the work.
A Doodle A Day
As apart of my 365 days after graduation: A Challenge, I've begun drawing and illustrating more. There are a few small series here, but the the main focus is the connection with people I come across in my everyday.
Ready-Mades, Clay, clothing, photographs, cicada sound element, poem.
By using materials that have a strong connection to the home, but also to the natural world around us, my body of work, It Within Itself, brings this question of home versus house to the forefront, asking the viewer is a house a home or is a house simply a container for our things? And is it possible to have more then just a singular home?
Domestic Bliss pt. 1 + pt. 2
swiffer pads, thread, dirt.
Questioning my role as a mother, wife and female. Documenting which room was cleaned, on what day and time, Domestic Bliss pt 1 + 2 both showcase the inevitable failure in keeping our abodes clean.
chainsaw, acrylic paint, nail polish, canvas, thread, photo, yarn, beads, lip stick.
Taking this chainsaw out onto the streets, Heather Woolery asked random men if they would be willing to pose with the chainsaw and have their photo taken. This ongoing public project brings to question male and female roles and gender stereotypes, and forces men to interact with a woman to talk about the current struggle for gender equality.
Sleep In The Bed _ _ _'_ _ Made
sheet set, mattress, cinder blocks, quilt, ready-made's, thread, sound element on loop.
Each day is a bullet pointed list of 'to-do's" and "need-to's". We take them to bed with us and just as quickly wake with them, a never ending cycle. So at what point do we remove ourselves and just let it be?