"Homage to Louise" (2017)
7.5" x 11" monotype-drawing hybrids
A series of drawing-prints that save and improve the prints that were formerly considered to be failed, exploring the power of free association and the excavation of content and form.
As a young girl, I drew in the missing parts of the tapestry that needed restoration. My mother never wanted me to handle the needle. I never did the weaving. What I got from repairing the tapestries relates to my notion of sculpture as an exorcism. Art is restoration, the idea to repair the damages that are inflicted in life, to make something that is fragmented -- which is what fear and anxiety does to oneself -- to be whole.