Please Help, 2018, 22" x 30" Gouache, colored pencil, fabric, and thread on paper.
Nature, consumerism and the ways they connect are primary themes in my work. I transform trinkets, trash, and the residue of Americana into paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. By bundling, layering and stitching together the waste around me, I confront the mass of consumer goods that tugs at my wallet and overflows the Earth.
By decorating the debris with carefully illustrated narratives and embroidered textures I redirect its message and attempt to eclipse its damage. I want to make the awful and corrupt delicious again.