I enjoy playing around with the connotations of the term women's work and challenging the craft boundary line.
I work from photographic scenes and like to think I have taken the art of embroidery to something beyond its original decorative intention by creating these portraits. The facial expressions, objects and gestures contain narratives yet each viewer encounters a different story. There are playful qualities as well since it is impossible to be precise using a linear strand
of thread. The stitches build up in layers and the process is meditative.
A portrait is created to signify a subject's importance. I use embroidery as my medium both conceptually and literally. The purpose of my work is to create art historical documentation of my community.