Full Artist's statement
My recent solo show 'Motherload', was a series of vivid, multi-layered installations, that merged the imagery and materials from my domestic space. The work embodies the labor, creativity and humor needed to find balance in the overwhelming chaos of daily life. While the work reflects my formal interest in pattern, color and material, it is also a more personal exploration of the complex, contradictory world of parenting. A range of techniques traditionally associated with home-making and home repair further mirrors the need for parents to be jacks-of-all-trades—though often masters of none. Family objects, photographs of familiar landscapes, thrift-store finds, building materials and computer game imagery become ensnared in combinations that both revel in and give order to the resulting dissonance.