A collector by nature, I enjoy the process of expanding my photographic and found materials databases, both of which inspire the original motifs I create through various types of printmaking. I incorporate these databases into my collages, prints, and fibers works through a deconstructive and re-assemblage process to create layered spatial environments that challenge the original referent. Through prominent patterns, flattening of figural elements, and distortive perspective, I question the realness of the referents and exude an alternative impression of the environment.
In Crenellated Lace, I utilize the natural texture of the paper to distort the screen-printed motif, mirroring the commonplace decay found in architectural facades. I also reduce the original meaning of the architectural designs to a decorative pattern, one that gives way to repetition and highlights the notion of over-embellishment. The piece Berlin Gothic continues to explore the idea of decomposing architecture within a city whose history of innovative reconstruction is on display at every turn of a corner. I use a patchwork approach with bleed prints and riveted embroidery knots to highlight the midge-podge of historical styles found throughout Berlin’s cityscape.