Jan 012012

What I find fascinating is all the stuff that make a specific place what it is. Focused on the actual details and patterns, I work in clay and fiber to record and elaborate on what I see, its associations and memories. It is both literal and metaphorical.

Machine embroidered drawings, impressed into porcelain are then made into tile mosaics. The embroidery stitches a picture in its own visual language, as a reminder that everything known and talked about was first learned in a mostly-forgotten home space.

Super dense and specific, it offers fragmented views, often of the insignificant and accidentally beautiful. Like snapshots, the tiles are tethered to a real place, building, person, object, or thing that can be seen and drawn. The process layers on emotions, history, culture: offering a point of view to make something unseen visible.