I use a line as my medium. As I turn a linear element into building blocks with form and function, texture and color; employing fiber techniques that more familiarly envelop our bodies, I am continuously fascinated by the seemingly endless and novel ways in which this looping can be used. By moving the context of knitting from clothing geometry to sculpture, this becomes a medium that links to a rich and complex fiber tradition with the power of history behind it.
Much of my work has been as a visceral response to the constant assault of unsettling news that pours out of the radio in my studio. Since words alone fail to adequately express the dramatic impact of the stories about war and climate change which dominate the media, I seem to channel three dimensionally the imagery that forms in my head as I listen.
I knit to rejoin the frayed and unraveled places around me.