I fuse the languages of text and textiles to investigate the politics of gender, labor, home, and economy. I start from the premise that textiles—as structures, systems of knowledge, and material culture—are inherently social. They are physical and psychological, material and metaphoric, temporal and geographic links between weighty histories of social change and our lives, as experienced in our homes and on our bodies. Textiles link my body to the bodies of others and link our corporeal bodies to social, economic, and political bodies.
I create installations and artist books that simultaneously references personal experience and social struggle, drawing on the fundamental materiality of textiles to transform human urgencies—the housing crisis, violence against women, and labor exploitation—into tactile, tangible objects. These works are generated through intensive research and data collection that is material, interpersonal, historical, and theoretical.