I have a hairball in my throat.
I found these things and have taken them and they are mine.
Now I have to sit with them.
My feet smell really bad today, do you want to smell?
I will repeatedly ask you to smell things that are not enjoyable because in some way it is good for you.
Welcome, kind of, into my space.
Material sickness, desire, and the abject are things I am thinking about while still trying to express a positive and resourceful outlook. The structures, performances, and objects revolve around a loose narrative involving a somewhat awkward woman/child playing at the idea of “house” with her “Pals”. They are trying to figure out how not to be completely useless, but not really understanding what that means.
I am curious about the intersections of fantasy and reality. Where is it that the interior and exterior worlds meet up? How is that meeting perceived, and how does it connect to the larger narratives and expectations within the society I am participating in? The work mixes my own personal and constructed narratives with pretend beings and spaces.
Most of the materials I am interested in using materials that come from free piles, trash/recycling, and hand me downs.
MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, May 2007 BFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, December 2003
2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation
Artist in Residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE 2010