"She wanted to be extraordinary, to possess a savage glitter."
— Joy Williams, The Quick and the Dead
I think of the actions of painting and drawing as an extension of touch, the hand. Whatever the medium—pen, thread, paint or glitter—my work manifests as the haptic gestures made and recorded on, in, or through surfaces. I draw inspiration from the histories and structures of textiles, geography, biology, and architecture. Invisible patterns—topography, weather patterns, bodily systems, astrological charts— often inform my work.
My most recent body of work builds on the glitter paintings that I began several years ago. However, the new pieces appear more viscous and corporeal.
In order to expand from the spectrum of glitter already collected in my studio, I am experimenting by including more sculptural elements on the 2D surfaces. By cutting and creating my own particulate matter I can incorporate everything from Japanese rubber to fly fishing materials to pubic hair. Oh, and did I mention there is also some gold leaf? I strive to be savagely sparkling at all times.