fuck this shit, 2014
receipts, vellum, cotton thread
5.25 x 9.25 in 

Untitled, 2013
Ink, receipts, cotton thread
5.5 x 9.5 in 

Don't Bother., 2015
6 x 6 in 
Untitled, 2015
6 x 6 in

Untitled 1, 2015
5 x 5 in

Untitled 2, 2015
6 x 6 in

Geo Floral, 2011
Silkscreen printed hand-dyed cotton fabric
Thickened dye, printing ink, and discharge paste
45 x 68 in

Black Birds, 2011
Silkscreen printed hand-dyed cotton fabric
Thickened dye
56 x 73 in

Politics of Pattern, 2011
Hand-dyed commercially printed cotton
Silkscreen printed pattern using discharge paste
2 yards

Ikat Study, 2011
Hand-dyed and woven warp faced ikat
Dye, thickened dye
17.5 x 55 in

Excerpts From My Diary, 2011
Embroidered book
Hand-dyed cotton fabric, cotton thread, and discharge paste
8 pages
4.5 x 5.5 in 

In Bloom, 2013
7.5 x 10 in

Pattern has always provided me with a sense of regularity and safety. In “The Reconstruction,” I address the search for identity and independence through pattern and the female form. The dimensionality that is created when breaking and layering pattern reveals a struggle with identity, adaptations, and anxiety.

The raw, unrefined nature of the collage techniques and letting go of conventionality was the most difficult for me in the process of making these pieces. Despite the emotional struggle it took to produce, I still have a fondness for this project.

Reconstruction 1, 2012
Graphite on vellum, drypoint

Reconstruction 2, 2012
Collaged drypoint

Reconstruction 3, 2012
Collaged drypoint

Waves, 2011
11 x 17 in