Commissioned Dress for a Chicago client.
pattern tissue, black walnut dye, linen thread
26 X 25 X 3 in.
Patterned: recent works in paper
October 16 - November 16, 2008
Drawing from my own history, my work addresses how our familial and cultural experiences nurture and inform our identities. Working primarily in paper, I create lace-like material exploring texture, pattern, light, strength and fragility. My sculptural work commemorates everyday objects, referencing the balance between vulnerability and permanence.
The work in Patterned explores the playful yet fragile way in which children use toys and books to explore their identity. As children, we often define ourselves within a limited scope; this is sometimes carried with us, shaping and informing our adult selves. For this body of work I have cited text from the book Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells, which was frequently read to me as a child. By fragmenting and jumbling the text and pattern around children’s building blocks, the work explores the roles and expectations that we impose on ourselves when we are young.
pattern tissue, black walnut dye, cotton thread, smocking, garment construction, framed 41 X 31 in., SOLD.Untitled #1, (detail), 2006
pattern tissue, black walnut dye, cotton thread, smocking, garment construction, framed 41 X 31 in., SOLD.Patterned: recent works in paper, Exhibition installation view.Patterned: recent works in paper, Exhibition installation view.Patterned: recent works in paper, Exhibition installation view.