I create fiber-based paintings using a traditional form of rug making 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; I am interested in systems of perception; I am interested in systems of interaction. These systems (whether literal or metaphorical) assert significant influence over the outcome of personal experiences.
More specifically I am 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 part of a larger and more complex system or series of systems.