My art seeks order and direction within tangles of lines and shapes, sometimes deconstructing and rebuilding intuitively while other times creating more intentional compositions. The work explores the spectrum between the dimensional and the planar. The use of handmade paper draws attention to my interest in connective fibers and nature. The lines and forms that comprise each work reference veins and neurons, organs, nests, pathways and tunnels, roots and maps.
There is an element of surrender in my practice as I cannot entirely control the papermaking process and choose to guide rather than command it. I strive to attain balance while maintaining an intuitive and reflexive flow of lines. Part of the completed work is then trying to make sense of and establish some sort of logic or pattern within these networks and shapes, as if asking myself where am I going and how do I get there. This surrender, of not knowing exactly how each piece will turn out, reflects a deep respect for my materials and a trust in the processes they require.