My work examines the literal and figurative boundaries of the body. Through photography, video, collage, installation and object-making, I unravel issues of illness, family, memory, longing and loss. As a woman living with a cluster of auto-immune diseases, I’m interested in both making the invisible illness visible and finding beauty in pain and restriction. I don’t seek masochism but rather want my work to be a celebration of a beautiful body in chaos.
I piece together materials that are imprinted with the shape of the body such as socks, gloves, and my own skin with materials like shower curtains, balloons and fashion magazines . The patchwork of these materials form a personal language that speaks to the fuzzy intersection of my personal desires and feminine cultural expectations.