This body of work gives visual form to personal and collective memories by introducing marginalized and forgotten communities into the landscape of the present, touching upon themes of memory and loss.

These stories unfold themselves through the warp and weft of jacquard tapestries and floor-loom weaving, hand-mended cloth, and a disassembled, re-upholstered sofa, creating a narrative reflecting my social concerns and the human condition.

I use the hand-process as a marker of time, an indicator of journey punctuated by the persistent repairing and mending as metaphor for relations between people and places, materials and concepts. Exploration into subjects such as the immigrant narrative, homelessness, questions of identity, the effect of departure and loss, are constant issues that create a compelling tableau that explores themes of social and political upheaval, and the mapping of the self in an urban environment.