0 likes

"We Like This Poetry and Music" - oil on linen. 35 x 37 inches. 2014
"Artifacts" - oil on panel. 24 x 48 inches. 2013
"Cultivating Domesticity" - oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. 2013
"Plants" - oil on canvas. 36 x 38 inches. 2014
"Prints and Succulent" - oil on linen. 24 x 24 inches. 2013
"Zebra Succulent" - oil on canvas. 48 x 62 inches. 2013
"Blue Sweater Composition" - oil on panel. 20 x 20 inches. 2013
"Lavender in Chinese Tea Cup" - oil on panel. 24 x 24 inches. 2013

As a visual artist with an academic background in archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology and video, I view artists as cultural producers. In my work, I attempt to combine these practices into a specific cultural investigation that operates as both a personal and collective analysis. Currently, I am working on various narratives that investigate my own traditions and history through a visual format. This exploration has lead me to rely on photographs, vague stories, family recipes, horticulture, and the tradition of crafting as something concrete in order to construct my autobiography. I am thinking of this examination as a rite of passage into a globalized society while simultaneously finding my niche in it.

Recently, many of my pieces have been still lives. The set-ups for these have been composed of various household items such as my clothes, quilts, scarves, blankets, houseplants, drawings, paintings, books, records, and vessels. These items exist as a part of my domestic environment, and I have put them in my paintings as forms of self-representation.