My grandmother taught me to embroider at a young age, and through her love of antiques and textiles I was exposed to a wide variety of traditional domestic crafts, which are also known as “Women’s Work”.
Throughout my journey as an artist, I have struggled with the futile pursuit to change my artistic voice to gain affirmation from others. After years of searching for my voice in painting and printmaking, I have found it in my first love -- embroidery.
These experiences have influenced my choice to use embroidery and quilting as my primary medium to explore my own personal emotional growth, as well as my relationships. The snags, the crooked stitches, the marred velvet are part of the beauty of the work. There is no need for me to apologize for being imperfect, for being feminine, for being animated, or for being me, because I know I am enough.