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I am a visual artist working with fabric and thread. I am interested in rhythm, syncopation, harmony, and dissonance, and the textures those qualities create.

In the studio I am drawn towards techniques that result in interesting surfaces by their nature, and allow these marks to inform the work. I prefer basic, low-tech tools, and marks that are direct and primitive. I hand dye silk noil using resists and bindings, methods that I’ve adapted from traditional Japanese techniques. When the dyeing is complete, I may screen print additional imagery, and then I begin hand stitching which allows me to further contemplate a piece and add a final percussive layer.

I am constantly paring down, whittling away to the essence of the expression, seeking combinations that might feel accidental and imperfect, and at the same time, exactly correct.