I create art with found objects and everyday items that embody, preserve, and challenge social systems and individual identity. I want my work to elicit reflection and conversation around how people move through the world and mark time. As physicality becomes increasingly irrelevant to human activities in the digital age, artifacts once central to daily rituals and work routines become imbued with a sense of humanity that forms bridges to imagination. I present these castoff materials in new configurations, reinforcing the interconnectedness of people and communities through time and the shared human desire to remember.
I am honored to have received the 2017 SVLaureate’s Off the Wall award for achievement in the arts and contribution to the cultural life of Silicon Valley. My recent solo exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, CA, Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum in Berkeley, and Monterey Peninsula College.
My work is in the collections of the City of Palo Alto, Oracle Corporation, and San Jose Museum of Craft and Design. I have an M.F.A. from San Jose State University and B.F.A. from University of Florida.