Concocting work that interacts with the body I corral many media. Physically bending to the materials imprints while impacting them with my intent I become their expressive vehicle. Sewing machines extend my body and allow me through a complicated dance of foot pedals to pierce and sew. This process of merging separate media together results in a site of energy transference -the joinery- the activated point that thrusts one medium into another.
Working in sculptural textiles there are multiple processes and methods that enable my work to have many layers and moving parts. A combination of textiles, encrusted objects, chunks of machines and scraps are manipulated into these devices. These machines help facilitate the experience of things that are invisible and might not be detected otherwise. They house tools of exploration that enable a visceral interaction with the senses.