The interpretation and creation of pattern is the foundation of my work. I read the world as a series of patterns - visual, aural and spatial. I organize my movements by detecting different systems of rhythmic, repetitive pattern that act as visual guides to help me find my way. I am drawn to the overt and decorative patterning found in written language and text, particularly the ability to interpret meaning through the manipulation of text in non-print based media. The inherent patterns in text emphasize the relationship between fabrication and linguistic/textual interpretation. My pieces are experiments in the combination of linguistic, graphic and material variations.
I work in a variety of materials including embroidery, wood, glass and electronic media and I depend on the creation of pattern to organize the content of my work through the process of making component pieces and installations. These components are conceptually based tools created to navigate the hidden patterns found in artifacts and environments. Objects like player piano rolls with punched patterns and printed text, the wonderful complexity of scientific diagrams, the organic textures in stitched surfaces and mosaics and the ephemerality of projections are materials and processes I use to discover decorative and informational connections embedded in the surfaces and texts I encounter. My projects investigate the exchange between surface decoration and content through the intentional manipulation of patterns revealing rhythmic and varied connections.