My use of paper is primarily influenced by the memory of a pet Tarantula’s molting (or shedding). After each molting, the spider would leave behind its old skin, completely intact – as if two creatures now occupied the space. I saw this delicate new shell as a hollow twin. A remnant or vessel representing both life and death with the duality of strength and vulnerability.
Inspired by the idea of molting, I use paper sculpture, mixed media, installation, and performance to create work that explores visceral narrative (implied or virtual)–using forms or imagery that are often ephemeral and transient.
I am interested in the mental/physical perception of one’s relationship to object and space. A small diorama pulls you into its intimate, mental space. While room-scale installation incorporates you into its personal space, becoming both observer and participant within its narrative.