Artist Statement

The full bodily engagement with materials from the natural environment that follows hand papermaking informs my conceptual navigations through queered gender identity, relationships with the body and the environment, spirituality, and the multifaceted ways they are all connected.

 

In addition to both Western and Eastern handmade papers, I frequently work with found materials and various mixed mediums to create three-dimensional wall pieces, sculptures, and installations.  My goal is to inspire a visceral feeling inside the bodies of viewers to momentarily transport them into an alternate, fluid reality, and confront that which makes us vulnerable and uncomfortable. In doing so, I am also exploring ideas of universal intimacy and radical reclamation of the body.