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