“Separation Anxiety” mixed media fiber piece, 48” W x 72”H, 2018, $1,000.00
I am challenged by the tactile and sculptural nature of fiber on and off the loom. Inspiration comes from environmental elements and responses to political and social justice issues.
I combine fiber and other materials responsively and seek traditional and non-traditional intersections that are expressive and intuitive. I admire and am inspired by the work of Magdalena Abakanowicz, SheilaHicks, and Agnes Martin.
Separation Anxiety commemorates failed US policy that separated children from families at the border in 2018. Emergency blankets are deconstructed and crocheted into a cage-like hanging that includes religious and cultural ephemera. Beyond the border issue, the hanging suggests the discomfort of separation from family and loved ones.