My collage work draws inspiration from remnants of daily domestic life to confront what is recorded and valued in the realm of the maternal.
What propels the aesthetic of the work is a love of the rich patina of vintage imagery and text.
From there, the elements I choose to incorporate relate specifically to the dominant aspects of my current life: my children and my home. I use personal photography, my kids’ doodles and writing, tape, fabric shards, wallpaper samples, leftover latex paint from home projects, and imagery from old books to create abstract collages with limited color palettes. Using these specific references, I address the invisible labor associated with being a mom. Through the repetition of shape, line, image, and pattern, I achieve structure and balance within the unplanned formation of the work. I make orderly the disorder that accompanies my daily life and, by working spontaneously and freely, I reject the limitations of the role of “mother,” making space for exploration and play.