The deterioration of a mind.
A visual response on the descent of a transient relationship through representational processes.
I decontextualize, then I reconstruct. Dissecting and looking past the obvious, close observation of the subject. I work on small scale because I believe it allows a more intimate, delicate connection with the piece while still allowing the viewer a broad exploration into the individual reality of each work.
I attempted to give up everything I loved that did not love me back. But now, I analyse and I make. Using first and second-hand experiences of toxic behaviour within a relationship as the subject matter while extracting the essence and feeling involved in those experiences through a trail and error process of stitching techniques to create an atmosphere within each piece that will push the audience to hopefully question and explore the meaning behind every action taken within their own relationship. Any relationship.
Within the range of small works, I have a variety of muted, pared-down pieces as well as over-worked, heavily-stitched pieces. The range of stitch techniques and styles are relevant to the depth and complexity of relationships.