I render symbols of protection using lace that I make by hand, sometimes with traditional thread, other times with industrial materials such as rope and steel. I do so in order to examine traditional ideals concerning home, safety, and security. I am also interested in honoring a traditional female craft, usually done in private, by making it public.
The work juxtaposes perceived fragility of the objects with subject matter that represents strength and protection. These objects do not provide shelter, but rather offer intricate arrays of light and shadow and, in the case of outdoor sculpture, a new framework from which to view the landscape.