artist statement

Forms and objects are alive with possibility, as is my chosen
medium handmade paper. Papermaking is both craft and art.
The craft requires much preparation and physical work before
it can be transformed into art and as an art medium it presents
me with multiple avenues for expression. As such it satisfies
me on two levels; the artisan discovering the limits and possibil-
ities of the medium and the artist using it as a means of

In my practice I make and amass a variety of natural fibers
and found object treasures and over time play with their
relationships to each other and to myself. This process can
be organically driven by the materials or deliberately built
around a concept, either way the parts complement each
other such that the finished work becomes more than the
sum of its parts.