I channel inspiration from multiple components in my life for my interdisciplinary work. Being a dancer is one of those inspirations. I find the shapes that the human body make can create unique compositions that can be incorporated into my work. When putting my body into a performance I can be completely vulnerable and open with my audience. The human body has so much energy and connection to the physical space around us.
As an extremely social person, I thrive and surround myself with people day to day. I make my work about important personal connections I share with people. In some of my work I reference the physical bond I have with a single person. Other pieces, speak to the emotional relationships I make with many individuals. My work is also about the idea that a single interaction can open up to meeting many people. These various relationships are what inspire my work.
I enjoy using many materials in my work, but I am mostly drawn to iron. The communal act that goes into making cast artwork requires teamwork. Since my work is about social interactions I find it to be most appropriate to use a medium that requires many individuals working together to create. Spun fiber is my other prefered medium. I was drawn to knitted textiles because of the repetitive and rhythmic quality that reminds me of dance. Using a network of knots, one string can create a large piece of fabric, representing all the supportive people in my life. As an artist it is the people in my life that inspire me and my work, and the materials help bring my inspirations into fruition.