Artist Statement

I stitch images that reveal pure moments in everyday life.  Through the repetitive motions of embroidery, I join the physical material with emotions and reconcile observable facts with everyday truths.

Historically, women have used embroidery as a creative outlet for coping with the challenges of life.  On towels and tablecloths, reflections of household chores and alphabets for learning were carefully stitched.  This pastime was a common part of women’s domestic life.

We are born with feelings that create the need for love, security and companionship. Through my work I am sharing my discovery that what can save you is right next to you or inside you. As I stitch, I am not only recreating intimate moments but I am working to make sense of what is now my life.