This body of work examines various cultural expectations and personal experiences surrounding gender and the female body. Much of the work involves reflection on issues of trauma and loss and the effectual search for healing.
A combination of two dimensional and three dimensional pieces provides a divergent yet cohesive framework for working through the dualistic nature of these themes; whether the goal is to initiate reconciliation between them or merely to validate the respective, psychological ramifications of each.
Physical manipulation and collage of various materials, represent a destruction and reconstitution of personal assumptions, ideologies, and memories. Rebuilding towards a new sum of fragmented parts becomes a recovery--and at times a retaliation.
Furthermore, the meditation involved in tedious and exacting processes coupled with intuitive action is as important to my work as the formal result. The visual and experiential outcome is deliberately ordered, yet still chaotic, signifying the paradoxical fragility and resilience of female identity as external and internal forces act upon it.