Artist Statement Submitted 2014I am bewitched by what is kept and saved, the perceived value of objects that seem to have little or no value. I am especially tuned into objects and tools owned by women. These remnants find me. The everyday mementos that someone saves - the sentimental objects, trifles, trinkets and sundries. These scraps resonate with the history of our lost sisters. In the way that hair, bone and teeth remain long after death, so do many of these trinkets.
I sculpt with these objects, using techniques of domestic skills taught to me by my Grandmothers, Mothers and Sisters, the same way they were taught these skills- passed down from one generation to the other. I hand stitch using sewing notions and tools that belonged to these lost sisters. Paying respect to these women, I turn their scraps back into sacred objects. My sculptures utter a sincere homage to the feminine.