My work explores geometric abstraction with formalistic and minimalistic tendencies. Using an intuitive sense of geometry, I compose using grids, lines, and simple shapes. Using these basic building blocks, I address pattern, symmetry, proportion and positive/negative space etc. I admire the pared down aesthetic of the De Stijl movement, in addition to the Bauhaus approach of combining art, design and craft.
My work is made using a loom and linen yarn. The weaving process relies on the relationship between vertical and horizontal elements and requires a creative and technical mindset to solve visual and structural puzzles. The work generates from, and is held together by, a linear grid. Visual elements are woven into the cloth and sometimes spring from the surface. Often, I modify my process and equipment to achieve unusual outcomes, which can be dimensional or sculptural (low relief).
Using spatial reasoning I impose visual order on my materials. I thrive working between the push and pull of limitation and possibility. My work is highly scripted improvisation in which I make the complex look simple. I strive to capture the viewers’ imagination without making my process obviously known.