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Artist Statement

 

My work comes from a place of deep respect for the traditions of hand needle work and of the labor executed to bring beauty, embellishment, value, and the ability to convey messages through what is often branded domestic craft or Women’s work.

I choose words or images and concepts that some may find offensive, some might think funny, or thought-provoking, and I find the inappropriate humorous. I reclaim fabrics and trim to create objects that also reclaim language and images used to devalue the contribution women make to the arts and society.

I choose to marry these into useful objects that our grandmothers and great-grandmothers might have chosen to decorate their surroundings, provided they had the opportunity to express exactly what was on their minds without repercussion; functional objects that have much more to say than the carpet simply matching the drapes.