In their essay "From Things Flow What We Call Time" Timothy Morton writes:
Again: before it is Nature, ecology is coexistence. Ecology is weird because it is the uncanny realisation that there were always already other beings. Awareness of ecological beings – a meadow, a city, a coral reef, a microbe – is in a loop.
Weaving - as a practice, history, and metaphor - forms the core of my research and creative work. I draw from pre-historical traditions that rely on the simple interlocking of threads, yet also utilize contemporary practices intertwining digital technology, collaboration, site-specific projects, and social engagement.
Using landscape as a consistent subject and weaving as a persistent practice, my work is conceptually grounded in questions of political, economic, and ecological systems. Each project reflects site-specific research with an emphasis on questions of ownership, value, and exchange. I develop strategies for establishing relationships between the landscape and that which inhabits and helps constitute it (rocks, humans, lichens, fences, ground squirrels, safety cones, decorative plants, etc).
My work seeks to illuminate multiple temporalities through both process and outcome. Time intensive craft technologies (woven textiles, ceramic vessels, cast concrete) are combined with found, purchased, or borrowed objects (rocks, slag glass, lichen) to offer a record of a site-specific encounter. With these objects in dialogue, new sites are forged to consider our contemporary relationships with human and non-human systems and networks.