New York City, NY
For the past few years I’ve been developing an interest in nature, children stories, the fantastical and the surreal. I feel that in childhood we welcome ideas that are whimsical and fantastical. Exploring them is a way of rediscovering that childhood world that vanishes through the years and introduce to it the complexities of adulthood. In my work, I explore a whimsical vegetated world where plant-like creatures sprout an array of human emotions. In this whimsical vegetated world, emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and lust are part of the physical and subconscious make-up of the vegetated inhabitants.
As the artist trying to breath life into the work, I have become a researcher, like a biologist, cataloging the inhabitants, their characteristics and habitat of the wondrous vegetated world. To capture the many details of these curious creatures and their surroundings I draw them with needle and thread on fabric. I use a very colorful but soft palette to contrast the aggressive emotions that the vegetated inhabitants experience. My decision to work on a small scale is to offer a more intimate experience, much like the experience of one being engaged in the pages of a fairy tale.
Also by working with needle and thread I am able to experience the intimacy that a medium like embroidery offers and through this medium immerse myself in the exploration.