Growing up as a foster child, I obsessively observed other people's lives, looking everywhere for individuals and families in harmony. Early in life, I also learned that knitting, crocheting, and sewing provided a framework for my daydreams, and gave a sense of order to my life.
Those early patterns imprint my artwork. In 2006 I began interweaving the healing rhythm of fiber techniques with my life-long study of people to create a new voice through fiber.
My first body of fiber work was centered on health issues, both my own and those of friends and relatives. This study led me on to the broader realm of mental health.
My current mixed media sculpture is focused on reconstructed memories from my childhood, especially those related to the unique routes people have followed to overcome difficult circumstances.