I make art that bridges boundaries. My art-making is a form of alchemy: social, activist, and deeply personal in nature. I am passionate about understanding and transmuting displacement and injustice. My work draws, in part, on my family history, which includes numerous dislocations and border-crossings.
My work is feminist, and understands gender inequality and the stunting of self to conform to gender molds as one of the most severe and painful forms of disconnection. This understanding has propelled me to connect with global feminisms and to study my own psyche, because seeing the big picture demands looking close-up—microscopic often reveals the telescopic, and vice versa. While my work is inspired and influenced by the art of 1930s and 1970s feminists, it is contemporary in that I am moving within and responding to current feminist paradigms. I understand feminisms as pluralistic.
My practice is necessarily eclectic, narrative, and contextual, ranging from paintings and drawings to installation, sequential art, and most recently animation. I want my work to be understood by a broad audience, and to that end, I use skills learned as a book designer and illustrator to make art that is accessible and digestible, even though it often deals with difficult topics. In this way, my art builds bridges, motivates openness and dialogue, and encourages transmutation.