Statement

 

In my installation works I draw on patterns from nature and images from daily life, altogether forming hybrid landscapes which blur the line between the real and the imagined, the organic and the artificial, the chaotic and the orderly. The multiple layers of repurposed materials, both found and from my studio work, reflect my preoccupation with ephemerality—recycled, torn, stacked, manipulated—alluding to obsolescence, ecology, and transience.

My process begins by integrating discarded materials which normally do not go together, but throughout this process create new meanings. Assembling these two-dimensional fragments into three-dimensional compositions involves building and taking off, covering and uncovering, marking fresh paper and scavenging recycled material which includes scraps of my drawings, ink marks and fragments of photos from my daily experiences. Like coded messages or excavated memories, the accumulated fragments in each layer document a moment in time and present new clues. Only up-close-viewers may discover the hidden content underneath.