My heart statement: Black Lives Matter
Artist’s Statement: A child’s laugh. A memory. An embrace. Each captured and elevated with the same equality. I use form and craft, skill and shape to communicate places in my heart. In Just Like Mom, a fabric turkey transports the viewer to a dinner table filled with kids, a lumpy fruit salad and the reverence a family feels for the specialness of gathering. In Teddy Bear Coat, texture and color translates a fuzzy brown coat at the school bus-stop on a cold, damp day. A question is asked: can a wash and wear fabric framing small shoulders weighed down under a heavy backpack, reveal maternal love? For who is to say that a child’s laugh, a memory and an embrace don’t each have the same power in the world.