Travel strengthens my passion for supporting the rights of all people to peace, health and dignity. In my years spent living and traveling abroad, I have been privileged to be with people vastly different from me in tradition, custom and belief. These human connections inspire and inform my sculptures. Gathering textile scraps from all over the world, I form them into shapes, adding fibers, paint, rust, and found objects. I stitch, glue, hammer and wire, building sculptural figures on rebar or industrial cardboard tubes. Threads represent human to human connection. Rust draws attention to standards of beauty and aging. Mirror fragments remind us to see ourselves in each other. Patches represent creative change and durability.
My artwork celebrates cultural diversity with non-traditional representation of humanity. It is my hope that viewers are inspired to respect others and work toward equality for every living person. My work is a visible form of my wish for world peace.