Artist Statement & Biography
My art gives viewers a way to know me, and to recognize my style and viewpoint. My work is about my family and experiences. I started a series on my relationship with nature – images of leaves and fish surrounding figures and faces. Making art helps me to understand my feelings while making something beautiful.
Art contains the stories of the artist and the viewer. I enjoy hearing people’s personal stories sparked by my work.
I use family photos and hand colored, printed, painted and dyed textiles to make fabric portraits. I try out different art methods to add distinct self-made designs, including raku and traditionally fired ceramic masks, photo-chemical processes (cyanoprint ...