September 22nd, 2022

Inner Beauty

This piece will be shown in Vision Makers 2022 at 108|Contemporary, Tulsa, OK

The main processes employed in my works are felting, knotting, coiling and bead weaving. I have recently added hand paper making and encaustic to the mediums. This work reflects my concerns for women’s rights. The right of women to govern what happens to their bodies is of particular concern. I focus on creating art that draws the viewer into relationship with the underlying concept. The elemental layer in this work is created with handmade papers. They are strong but delicate a fitting material to represent the female form. It reflects the inner person and the wire bodice is lifting off and away as hope in this work.