My work is feminist. It is warm. It is quirky and very protective of the creative power that can be found in domestic spaces that we inhabit and shape. I use saturated color palettes derived from used textiles from my life and the life of matriarchs in my family. My use of the human form is informed by childhood memories in an old farmhouse - with one bathroom and a big family. There is a stacking, compactness, and intimacy that I understand from growing up in smaller, confined places. Now that I am a mother, I understand this confined, domestic space even better, from having bodies around me all the time. These bodies have need, want, and love to give. My jumbled and stacked way of using the figure shows an intimacy, a window into touch, warmth, and tenderness that is associated with the maternal and feminine, however seen in fragments. These body fragments combine with textile fragments to form a visual language that is playful and rich. My paintings can stand alone as objects, but I'm also interested in the way they interact in interiors.
Artists and other things I'm looking at, reading, listening to
Night Bitch - novel by Rachel Yoder
poems by Adrienne Rich
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