I grew up in a family that values labor, hard work, and creating with one’s hands. At the heart of all of my pieces lies a quiet homage to the modern-day craftsman and tradesman. My work bridges issues of labor, class, work ethic and economics with my personal and family history. Within my studio practice I delve deep into processes that parallel the monotony and tedium that laborers endure.
Through my art, I shed light on a corner of our society with a rich history of craftsmanship, process, and precision. By nurturing a fresh fascination of tools and materials, I provoke consideration for how we value each other in our ever-changing community.
These pieces investigate the rich conceptual history that pre-worn garments have to share. By sewing together uniforms of blue and white-collar workers to create American flags I provoke a conversation for how we value each other in our ever-changing society, and call for a coming together as a union.