My work comes from a belief that art can be a powerful catalyst for personal inquiry and social change. Conceptually, I draw from the personal, with the intention of making the issues public.
Baby, Baby! is an ongoing installation of objects made from the detritus in the daily life of a parent of young twin daughters. In this work, the cultural memories of our childhood become the everyday tools we hold in our hands to get us through the day, (or sleep-deprived nights.) These pieces address the maintenance work involved in being a parent with the environmental ethic of “reduce, reuse, recycle and rot”. They examine the hourly repetition of seemingly mundane activities, building bridges of dialogue to audiences by using humor to expose the commonality of our private lives.