I create paintings, often using traditional rug-making and embroidery techniques, to explore both a formal and content-driven relationship with contemporary abstraction; I am predominantly drawn to color, shape, line, and (more recently) texture. These are valuable subjects to examine individually, but they constitute the vernacular I use to investigate the content of my work as a whole.
Ideas of both seen and unseen logic inherent within systems are my primary focus. I am interested in systems of process, perception, and interaction. Grappling with these systems (whether literal or metaphorical) provides me an opportunity to contemplate the absurd complexities that govern the outcome of personal experiences.
More specifically I am currently focused on developing abstraction that is derived from, and related to, mechanical components and piping constructs. The tubes, connectors, conduits, fluids, and mechanisms referenced in the work appear to be self-contained or part of a larger and more intricate system or series of systems.