Historically and mythically, certain tasks such as needlework, embroidery and weaving have often been associated with women who work alone, living in self-imposed or enforced isolation. As part of a structured daily routine these repetitive tasks, along with habit and ritual, can become a form of silent incantation. While appearing serene and beautiful these routines can also mask the punitive aspects of a sublimated existence.
My current work, still strongly based in process and repetition, embellishes, manipulates and deconstructs the surfaces of fragile and translucent materials ? seeking to evoke the notion of the simultaneous existence of beauty and punishment in habit and ritual.