In this series of paintings on paper I use brush strokes that mimic woven fabric. While a personal narrative often guides me, the lines in these paintings are more intuitive. Mistakes that inevitably happen become an opportunity to mend the image and take the piece someplace unexpected.
These works are meditations on the beauty and complexity of familial relationships, as well as the unresolved questions in those relationships.
The origin for this installation of covered pocket watches was an attempt to express the need to control time by embracing it.
Themes of remembrance and loss animate this work, yet are balanced by the desire and urgency to carry on and to make things whole again. These watches are all in disrepair and can no longer keep time. Each is sealed in its own crocheted cocoon, preserving its personal history.