Most of my work reflects my relationships with others, specifically my sisters. Often I begin my artwork having been inspired by a photograph or a memory of a simple moment in time, past or present. I have realized as time goes by and my family and my relationships are constantly changing, my artwork reflects my reactions to these events. I find that my work represents a longing to hold on to my past, while at the same time having optimism for the future. Windows can be found in my work representing the idea of home and what is beyond that security.
Last year I began working with two new mediums, printmaking and fibers. Many times I will use a photograph as the basis for a print, altering it in Photoshop or using it to screen print onto fabric. Other times I will use a concept or symbolic object to represent an occurrence in my life. For example, my lace print represents growing into a woman and my older sister getting married. Fibers and printmaking have allowed me to experiment with the use of color, a key component to all my work. When depicting a carefree time in my life, like childhood, I will use bright colors. Other times, I will use black and white to represent a more serious life transition. I find color evokes a mood for the viewer and helps me to convey my concept as an artist.
When viewing my artwork I hope individuals can find a connection to their own growth process, experiences, families and relationships. I hope the viewer feels an optimism and nostalgia in the work, which I aimed to achieve through its creation.