In my work I explore female stereotypes through memory, popular culture, and gender norms. Many of these paper collage quilts are made of materials that are typically regarded as feminine including cookbooks, recipe cards and décor books.

Josephine Acrylic on Vintage Cookbook Pages; Collage 18" x 24" 2016

Josephine

Acrylic on Vintage Cookbook Pages; Collage
18" x 24"
2016

Rebecca Jane Acrylic on Vintage Home Décor Book Pages; Collage 9" x 12" 2016

Rebecca Jane

Acrylic on Vintage Home Décor Book Pages; Collage
9" x 12"
2016

Kathleen Kay Acrylic on Vintage Home Décor Book Pages; Collage 9" x 12" 2016

Kathleen Kay

Acrylic on Vintage Home Décor Book Pages; Collage
9" x 12"
2016

Some of these quilts are also made from personal photographs, notes, and other paper ephemera from my childhood, like in my piece "Five Fathers". 

Five Fathers Ink & Colored Pencil on notes and photographs from my childhood; Collage 16" x 16" 2016

Five Fathers

Ink & Colored Pencil on notes and photographs from my childhood; Collage
16" x 16"
2016

Through this exploration of materials and subject matter I hope to encourage the viewer to acknowledge the stereotypes of female craft or "women's work" while also celebrating the craftsmanship and soul of the items traditionally created by women. I also hope to explore my own identity and who I am because of family history and my relationships with those I love.

Linda Claire Acrylic on Handwritten Vintage Recipe Cards; Collage 5" x 9" 2016

Linda Claire

Acrylic on Handwritten Vintage Recipe Cards; Collage
5" x 9"
2016

Reeseann Acrylic on Handwritten Vintage Recipe Cards; Collage 5" x 9" 2016

Reeseann

Acrylic on Handwritten Vintage Recipe Cards; Collage
5" x 9"
2016

Indiana Fern Acrylic on Vintage Cookbook Pages; Collage 14" x 14" 2016

Indiana Fern

Acrylic on Vintage Cookbook Pages; Collage
14" x 14"
2016

Five Sisters Acrylic on Vintage Cookbook Pages; Collage 14" x 14" 2016

Five Sisters

Acrylic on Vintage Cookbook Pages; Collage
14" x 14"
2016