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Experience at SAIC
SAIC is: refreshing, stimulating, hopeful, challenging, and fun.
I spent my early years in a sleepy town in Southern California, full of lush gardens, rolling mountains, hot beaches, warm sunlight and reflective water. My mother, an interior designer, created a home full of elaborated illustrated wallpapers and fabrics, bold colored walls and fancy antiques. Both these parallel influences created a visceral experience of place for me—one in which color, texture, pattern, organics, light, and form melt together in a perceptual tableaux. Investigating the materiality of place and home as the cradle of our cooperative lived experience fuels my work as an Artist (art, media, design).
A few years ago, I began to question the delivery mechanism for my work that was then a traditional gallery-based system. This spurred the formation of Modernplum, a textile product design and manufacturing component of my studio practice. The company harnesses the historical and visceral qualities of linen fiber as an interface to re-connect people to their domestic rituals. Through products, there is an opportunity to influence sleeping, eating, washing, and leisure activities. Modernplum is the very public manifestation of my ongoing studio practice and personal dialog with notions of place and home.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.