My work is a meditation on memory and place. Through needle weaving and knotting,
I restructure aging fiber artifacts: horse fly nets, open-weave hammocks, and similar vernacular forms. Manipulating the segmented warp of these functional rope armatures creates a complexity that disrupts previously fixed borders. The repetitive motion of weaving inspires a nonlinear sorting of past and present, conjuring often small yet significant moments, transforming the object into a physical manifestation of these recollections. The tactile qualities inherent in the threads, enhanced by the life experience of each worn object, invite viewers to discover their own associations.

Selected Exhibitions

2021 – Solo show (upcoming), The Phipps, WI

2021 – 3 person show (upcoming), Artistry, MN

2020 – Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft
             Competition and Exhibition, TX

2019 – Annual Member's Juried Art Exhibition, Artistry, MN

2019 – Focus Fiber 2019, A National Contemporary Fiber Art Show
            Kent State University Museum, OH

2019 – Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show
             Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN

2019 – Hysteria, Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, MN

2018 – Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, MN

Awards

2019 –  Surface Design Award (Exhibition in Print), Surface Design    

              Association

2018 –  First place Textiles/Fibers, MN State Fair Foundation

 
Publications

“Soft Borders.” Surface Design Journal Exhibition in Print
Vol. 43 Number 3, Fall 2019