Gone is a focus on the precision and certainty of geometry and exacting large-scale sculptural works. Instead I share the private drawings, photographs, collages and constructions that form my process. Masks, templates, and discarded elements used in the making of the work have become the work. With them are my attempts and failures to achieve perfection.
I enjoy the directness of drawing. Whatever is going on inside comes out on the page. My hand drawn grids form unique recordings of the imperfections of my hands, breath, and attention. They are responsive and uncertain. My photographs of everyday moments bear witness to the strangeness of reality and uncertainty of our time. If I’m moved to pick up a camera and take a photo then it has something inherent for me to look at more deeply. Collage supports this playful discovery. It helps me to see anew and find a work’s essence, balance, and transition points. Handmade small-scale studies and constructions trace my personal transformation. The work is a way to accept my past lives and histories and connect with the present through my body. I am relieved to glimpse my own humanity and flaws.
By their nature they are all portraits. My vulnerability, struggles and joys gather quietly out in the open.
A Secret Truth 2020, a finalist in the 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award