Artist Statement

Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

Quilts are typically flat and rectangular, much like many drawings and paintings. Yet they are inherently sculptural as well, being textured and dimensional, constructed from many pieces and layers of a variety of materials. I believe the quilt as an artistic medium lends itself well to these more traditional forms of artistic representation. In my work I use the quilt as a canvas to record marks, text, and imagery, and to repurpose and reinterpret second-hand textiles.


I am drawn to the quilt as a medium for its long and rich history of keeping us warm, for being a creative outlet for many people all over the world when making an otherwise utilitarian object, and for the challenge it provides me to learn and contribute to it's craft. I utilize the language of quilt-making to explore ideas about everyday objects, art objects, and the intersection between Art and craft.