Artist Statement

In my work I use sewing and stitching techniques to create soft sculptures and textiles that are inspired by nostalgia, motherhood, play and form. I gather domestic textiles and objects to build pieces that explore the intersection of my childhood memories and my current experiences in motherhood.  As a mother working from my home studio, I am often stitching next to my daughter as she plays. It reminds me of my own childhood and I gather inspiration for the creation of my work.  I use recycled domestic textiles imbued with memories; outgrown clothing, threadbare pillowcases, sun-bleached curtains, all of which add context and familiarity to the objects I create. Each piece is overrun with purposeful embellishment adding both physical and metaphorical layers.