I insist to be more than one.
I give myself permission to be more than one.
My practice circles around duality, or what I call twoness. I aim to embrace the twoness, the ambiguous, and the flexibility to shift between two states of being. This is a conscious effort to see the world in its many facets without pitting what may seem like opposing forces against one another. A lot of the time, this twoness is about the relationships we have with one another and with ourselves.
I find myself interested in the moments material changes the rules on itself, like the way cloth can bunch up and pull tight against itself and then run slack in the same yard. I sew and crochet stuffed forms in response to the movements we make for one another. An arched back, a leg cramp, an outstretched hand. These forms perform the gestures of the body, and often ask to be held or manipulated.
Bodies are messy, blurry, impermanent. I exist in a shifting state of body which translates into my sculpture. One object or sculpture can be cast in multiple roles, which can shift the perception of the work. Ambiguity in body or in form can shift our perception and conception of bodies as a whole.
When I give myself permission to be more than one, I allow myself to be a sculptor, and a weaver, and a fiber artist, and a drawer. I let myself exist in a state of bodily ambiguity. I take a moment to notice the way my titles and descriptions overlap and coexist.
When I insist to be more than one, I ask that you take me as I am. I ask that you try to give yourself the same sort of a twoness.