I am a maker, a former public school art teacher, a parent and a citizen.
I organize socially engaged projects that start with my questions about access, connection, isolation, the passage of time, and the meditation in repetitive actions. I may knit with groups on oversized tabletop looms to make museum installations, kids might finger crochet with me using used tshirts to make soft environments to sit, swing and play, or we may consider what we count while needlepointing tally marks on old linens. Participants start by moving their hands, an antithetic approach to many educational models, but a mode deeply invested in women’s history. The flattened hierarchy of sitting around a table embraces sharing stories and laughter. The slight absurdity of the forms we are making gives a freedom to the actions and intentions of the participants.
My studio work ranges from room sized installations to tiny embroidery, using form and language to explore my citizenship, my culpability and my frustrations, These studios works often bring me to questions that lead me to a new social project, which leads me to another exploration in the studio and back again.