Art is one of the fundamental ways humans make meaning. It is a way we name the world; it is how we see relations between parts, it functions in the evolution of language; it reminds us that something is sacred.
Nestled at the core of my works are issues of tenderness, longing, and a desire for connection. There is ritual in the twisting, cutting, stitching, fastening and unfurling of things. There is devotion in deciphering a logic of association between the components. And, even in those things that do not make the final cut, there is the mystery of failure, the profound opening into another choice, a chain linking miracle to miracle to miracle.
Words are the central subject matter of my work. Books are transformed, seeking for the spiritedness of the text, giving to the words a visual vitality. Found text lines are deconstructed, rearranged, tangled, or obscured. Selecting text fragments and weeding them out of their context, releases the text from a fixed meaning. Narratives have been cut apart and illuminated in new ways to see the whole of the narrative as a textual form. By giving abstract form to the text, I am seeking for a tactile way to read.