I consider what I do as an artist making work in the studio and in the world as creating a philosophy surrounding the strange phenomena of living a life on this planet. Life is simultaneously exhilarating and heartbreaking. This philosophizing happens while I physically make my work with my hands that fuse materials and processes.
I developed an innovative method that merges two of my loves: drawing and weaving. In my Handwoven Drawings series, I draw on surfaces of soft wood, cut the wood into thin strips with a knife, and then weave the fragmented pieces back together into a new, integrated composition. Referencing disintegration, abandonment, restoration, and organic growth, these compositions function as Rorschach-esque paracosms. Unlike abstract Rorschach blots, my images emerge from very concrete, specific addresses, allowing for landscapes to be psychologized or, vice-versa, mindscapes to materialize.
Spanning a wide range of other interests, my work also includes large-scale, interactive, site-specific elastic installations such as Tensions (2015), Singulars (2017), Multipluses (2018, 2019 &2022), and on-the-body, wearable elastic devices designed for innovative experiments with individual and shared body movements (2003; 2008; 2015; 2022-ongoing). These works explore the way bodies interact within fixed and non-fixed, elastic limitations and potential.