you can see my latest work by checking out my blogs.
here are a few earlier works..
Opening up to you.. was created in 2009. The dress itself was a gift from a friend, who thought I might like to wear it for my honeymoon. The dress was beautiful, but I found that I felt more vulnerable wearing it than if I were naked. I remember running around frantically trying to find fabric to match it in order to make a slip to wear under it. I didn’t find the right thing, so the dress went unworn. While I didn’t understand it then, I realize now that that was my introduction to the power of translucent fabrics to both conceal and reveal the intensely personal. Years later I came back to the dress to process some of my feelings about sexuality and vulnerability. Opening up to you.. is hand-embroidered and appliquéd.
mourning the death of you-and-me… was created in 2007. It was the first time I worked with intensely personal material. The sculpture is made from old letters I had carried around for years. The letters were from former lovers, sent to me at the end of a relationship. When I was younger, I had a bad habit of “loving and leaving”, and was never available to discuss why. Thus the letters. And even then, I didn’t really take in what the letters said – they didn’t touch me until I finally sat down and read them again years later. When I did, it was like reading them for the first time – all the feelings were there – regret, guilt, love and loss, and a desire to make amends.