2019 - As my work has evolved in method and materiality, the idea of environment remains a central concern. Environment as it relates to humans’ connection with nature and the physical spaces we build for ourselves. The inspiration behind this shift/exploration of assemblage came about in part by an innate desire to arrange personal space and orchestrate commonplace objects; the still life on my kitchen table, refrigerator magnets, mementos on shelves, laundry piled high. Coupled with play, arranging and building with objects begins at a young age as a way of learning and navigating the world in which we live. I use wood blocks, wire, clay beads, and monotypes, held down by gravity or suspended in air to create wall assemblages reminiscent of play in motion. The gallery becomes a space for imagination, allowing for connections with nature to take place through color and shape, the building blocks of cognitive development.

monotype + collage

Little Dance, monotype collage, 22
This Way and That, monotype collage, 30
Blue Stack, monotype collage, 30
Yellow Round, monotype collage, 22
Lilac, monotype collage, 22

Little Dance, monotype collage, 22 This Way and That, monotype collage, 30 Blue Stack, monotype collage, 30 Yellow Round, monotype collage, 22 Lilac, monotype collage, 22
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