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