I make work that addresses how the female body has been viewed over time, with a raw, direct approach to narrative and an emphasis on structure. The language of my visual art and my poetry is simple, yet explicit and fully charged. I'm interested in women's relationships to their bodies, and the roles that their bodies have played throughout history.
The material and texture of the book is integral to my practice, and it's connection to the body. Evidence of the hand, and the physical marks of the body, is always present in my work. I create one-of-a-kind books using techniques including paper cutting, sewing, embroidery, hand bookbinding, collage, printing and photography. I am intrigued by the public and private functions of the body as they are represented in the space of the book itself.
"I am just the messenger, my hands have not marked this history," is repeated over and over again in the historical documents I encounter during my research. In my work, I try to capture this moment that occurs where society turns away from what is happening, in an attempt to hold the eye open. By using history as a lens to examine the female body, I am able to explore the charged awareness of my own body and identity.