My work employs the use of repetition to create dysfunctional objects. Through object-making, installation and two-dimensional work, I often explore the formal possibilies of repetition through the creation, destruction and re-creation of pattern, objects and systems. These works address a range of subjects, from obsessive-compulsive behaviors and body anxiety to workplace drudgery to meditiation and ritual.
An underlying interest in pattern as a result of repetition permeates much of my work. This interest is deeply rooted in textiles, and is fuelled by the satisfaction and certainty of pattern as well as the implications of broken or random pattern. In Shrimplace I-V, I took cues from the material parallels of dehydrated shrimp and lace doilies to create new objects which juxtapose pattern, order and symmetry with the ephemeral. In both Insecurity Blanket and the Signatures series, shredded office documents are re-assembled through the act of weaving to create new patterns of text. This cyclical process embraces both the order of a precise weave with the chaos of a random, surprise pattern.