My work memorializes seemingly insignificant moments through
whimsical representations of the domestic space. I am interested in bringing
domestic scenes and objects out of the domestic habitat in order to make
the ordinary spectacular. Through this process, I am able to reflect on my
understanding of myself and my surroundings, what provides comfort and
joy, and what makes me feel unimpressive or lowly. My process begins with
journal entries and direct observation. I then create specific compositions
intuitively. This intuitive way of working brings integrity to the work. My use
of craft based processes allow for conceptual connotations that relate to
time, record, manual labor, low brow, and the domestic. I incorporate
absurd humor and rely on abstraction to depict a playful mood that can
entice viewers. It is important that the work retains a compositional rhythm
through color, form, and embellishment for the distorted and sometimes
illegible objects and spaces. The artist Anne Truitt stated, “the meaning of
our experience is held in the infinitely short intervals between our sensory
perceptions”. This idea inspires much of my work. The mundane can
exemplify the dullness in routine, yet it can also provide an opportunity to
become conscious of one’s own autonomy in a specific time and space. The
domestic scenes I create are based off my own living space, which is
stagnant in a sense but my perception of it changes based on influences in
and outside the home. It can feel mundane or boring or pointless, yet I am
inclined to strive for admiration and to discover joy in my retreat.


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