Look Out of Any Window (Line arrangement) - 2018 - 4 - 18" x 18" x 1.5"

Statement

My work is about investigating the use of repetition, ritual and the significance of patterns in art and communities. Pattern and repetition are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visually we find it in nature, textiles, architecture, and objects in our environments. Physically we use it in rituals, ceremonies, habits, and meditations. Audibly we hear it in music, mantras, and machinery.  

My ideas stem from the traditions and techniques used in the meditative processes of creating pattern and building structures. I use a variety of materials such as paint, fiber, cardboard and wood and the work is either wall mounted or sculptural. Pattern and repetition play a major part in my work as I often employ traditional textile processes. It is inherent in the repeated movements of folding and dyeing fabrics, stamping,  stitching, crocheting, applying wax, and painting repetitive marks. I choose these methods because it connects me to people in all cultures who work in the same way. It is a language with which I can communicate and learn about symbolic meanings, cultural, societal and religious beliefs.