Fabric and paper are a part of my life story: tools for communication, whether that is the demonstration of love stitched into clothing, or a book, or imagery, that is a conduit for feelings, ideas and meanings. I make marks. I make clothes. I make quilts. I make books.
In my work, I strive to communicate as my best possible self; a self who tries to be honest and thorough, but also spontaneous and irreverent. I try to acknowledge what is beautiful in the world and seek to share that joy, without denial of pain both personal and collective. I like to create complex surfaces with depth and intrigue, taking Nietzsche’s words as reassurance that “without terrible depth, there are no beautiful surfaces”. My magpie yearnings are fulfilled by colour, beads, foils and threads.