I build my work as re-presentations of emotional situations in my life. The materials I use and the way they interact become metaphors, diagrams. I choose ordinary materials for certain qualities that accurately portray the situations with which I am concerned. Often, additional attributes of the materials become unexpectedly significant.
My work is wrapped, covered, bound, enclosed, hidden, surrounded. Paradoxically, it is often transparent, translucent or with gapping holes, revealing the walls of an empty room. When looked through, my pieces alter perspective, cause things to appear distorted, cloudy, or tinged with yellow.
In building and altering these autobiographical narratives, I hope that I can understand and rework the situations. I think of the results as obsessive gestures of hope.