BFA, University of Wyoming, 2012. BA, Regis University, Philosophy and Sociology, 2005.

Personal Statement

My practice is rooted in repetitive manual processes—knotting and binding, stitching and folding, ripping and patching. I am interested in how unpredictable patterns arise from the incremental buildup of repeated marks. Initially, I establish rules to which I attempt to adhere. Necessarily, the handmade mark is imperfect and the combination of rule and aberration ultimately leads to complex forms. Meaning is cumulative, and as my making has grown, I have come to understand my works within the context of craft histories, abstraction, and design. Formal and material choices guide my processes, which have led me to become particularly interested in the haptic experience within the context of the visual.


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