Artist Bio/ Statement

I am an emerging fiber artist in Indianapolis, IN. I graduated from Smith College with a B. A. in psychology and art in 2015.

My craft incorporates various types of needlework from crochet to punch needle. I primarily employ hand and machine embroidery techniques in my work. I use these processes in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats. I am concerned with the way in which these thought-to-be constricting, decorative, and somewhat antiquated practices can be used in an expressive and unexpected way.

I feel strongly that my work must always remain in the tension between craft and fine art, never settling on one interpretation or formula for merging these contexts. Both the traditions of painting and drawing influence the way I approach fiber materials. However needlework has its own cultural and historical contexts. I am focused on my role as maker and engage in a process that is extremely detail oriented, craft-based, and tactile. My goal is simply that others are able to emotionally connect to my works and to enjoy them aesthetically.