functional items and decoration

My work is a tribute to craft and the long human tradition of making. I am interested in exploring the cultural lines between functional items and decoration, and revisiting these themes in the context of contemporary art. My primary vehicles for expression are found objects, second-hand fabrics, celebratory ephemera, repetition, mark making, and the amassing of materials. Referencing visual vocabulary within my three dimensional work acts as a way to inform and ground the abstract compositions of my two dimensional work.