I use embroidery as a means to drawing. My works utilize the female nude form, transformed - women with animal heads. These figures aim to be subversive, yet quiet, and demand an intimate relationship when viewing (which could make the viewer uncomfortable by being so close). I use this as a form of empowerment in referencing the power and tenacious spirit of women I know, love and some that I have lost. Additionally, these pieces have thread drawn pattern in them, adding to the power, which is evoked by their stance and in-your-face nakedness. These patterns are inspired by traditional folk, embroidery, and other textile patterns.
I live and work in Connecticut, but my heart belongs on a small island off the coast of Maine, where I have spent summers since the first grade. In this place, with it's small population and vast natural wonders, I get to experience and be inspired by Mother Nature's pristine scenery. I received my BFA from Maine College of Art in Portland, ME and have an MAT from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.