I work sculpturally, highly valuing the ways process and materiality can inform content. My recent work is built around the process of wet felting, the compression of loose wool into a fabric by repetitive hand motion. I think about this process as an archive of actions and as evidence of the relationship between myself and the material. It records a history of interaction.
Building from the intimacy of its construction, I create assemblages examining interdependence through physical reliance. Each sculpture is a pairing of wool felt and a rigid, potentially structural material. The artificial colors recall children’s toys and question our associations with common artificial materials and their assumed safety. The objects’ relationship is one of mutual reliance, created by tension.