I am a self-taught artist, certified teacher, and practicing school psychologist. A New York native, I currently live and work at my home studio in Guilford, Connecticut.
In my work, I use old, forgotten and/or discarded cloth objects to explore human relationships and our connections to things and to each other. Often, the objects are modified or embellished by conjuring the age-old rituals of making and mending, including stitching, embroidering, and knitting. My themes are often social or environmental in nature. Current projects include re-imagining the wedding dress, confronting the nostalgia surrounding vintage Barbie doll clothing, and examining our emotional attachments to baby and children’s clothing. A recent area of intense focus is the single-use plastic bag, the most reviled textile of the 21st century.