l'm very interested in the materials, textures, patterns, and structures of woven textiles, and create pieces mainly based around handwoven fabrics. My work is largely based around my interest in woven textiles, but it's also related to the various other things happening around me.

I don't discriminate when it comes to choosing my materials. What defines an object's value? Value is created by people; originally, these materials were all equal. Some of the values of modern society are mixed chaotically into my pieces.

The textures of my fabrics are inspired by the multitude of surfaces found in everyday life, such as tree sap, concrete block walls, patterns of clouds in the sky, and people's skin. I'm strongly drawn to things that stimulate the skin's senses, such as uneven, shiny, and scruffy surfaces. Like the texture of a painting, the feel of a piece is highly important.

The patterns have an element of decorative design to them, but they also have geometrical and mathematical aspects, and are reminiscent of the cycle of nature. Imagining an eternity of time, work, and truth. Patterns have an innate appeal. In my work, these patterns are drawn almost like parasites on a variety of bases. 

Woven fabrics are created by weaving together warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) threads. This regular structure is similar to a building, and also resembles plant/animal cells. The longitudinal and latitudinal lines on the Earth also share this idea of vertical and horizontal. Grids form the basis and the heart of our world. I don't think it would be entirely wrong to compare the structure of fabrics to the structure of the world.

Rather than simply producing fabrics, I create physical representations of the universal concepts I discover through these fabrics. My list of methods, materials, discoveries, and thoughts keeps growing.

January 2019