My work reveals a confluence of emotions, as I expose painful memories, while at the same time attempt to hide my vulnerabilities. I use materials such as plaster, cheesecloth, and hair to tell my story. I follow my need to engage in small, repetitive gestures that represent an attempt to suppress my unprocessed loss.
Each stitch is a means to connect the present with the longing of an unknown history, to reveal a lost identity. The physical act of making objects allows me to unearth intuitive connections that transform a deeply submerged sensation of someone or something gone missing. This process has manifested as the accumulation of symbolic objects and scraps of memory as I wrestle with my own anxiety, perceptions, and experiences, which reflect an intense need to connect the missing gaps that occurred through the secrecy of adoption.