I create fiber-based paintings using traditional rug making techniques and embroidery 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. Grappling with these systems (whether literal or metaphorical) provides me an opportunity to contemplate the almost absurd complexities that govern the perception, process, and 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 self contained or part of a larger and more intricate system or series of systems.