I am a visual artist, trained in clay but working in paper: I make, recycle, mold, form, tape, tear, wrap, glue, paint and fold paper, but sometimes I draw or write on it. With nearly weightless paper, I deconstruct heavy matters. I create intimate works that examine my relationship with space. I situate miniature, self-portrait figures alone, in two-dimensional environments or with readymade objects to illustrate themes of identity and body politics. I employ the visual language of childhood to narrate autobiographical moments.
The temporality of paper reflects the ephemeral qualities of nostalgia; I am fascinated by recollections provoked by textures, objects and photographs. I translate specific personal experiences into three-dimensional snapshots, giving volume to suspended memory. I do this through the exploration of place and body as repositories of emotion and knowledge. Conscious of how sensory encounters inform my understanding of the world, I create objects to both enshrine and supplement memory. In my process, I transcend my previous understandings and thus continually transform my perceptions.
In my work, I mark the places where my life intersects with others. I do this in two ways: by revisiting my personal history to make objects for contemplation and by engaging others in conversation about common experience.
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