My mother is a quilter and my family memories are rooted in the mountains. My work references family, communities, social networks, and systems. I draw influence from landscape and topography to communicate ideas around the social structures we influence and are influenced by. Drawing heavily on craft and anthropological theories, I contextualize my work within these disciplines and use fiber, sculpture, and experience-driven work to further these ideas around community and constructed spaces.
I make art about relationships. Some of these connections are interpersonal—my relationships with family members and friends. Others reference larger systems at play. I think of community not as being bound in time linearly but rather as infinite gathered points. I use traditional craft techniques to make my work and the stitches that I sew are the same as those made by my ancestors.
I strive to physically manifest the connections that we create and the interactions that we share. We construct how we see the world based on culture, relationships, and communication. I use common materials to create connections between our everyday and how we construct our physical environments.