My work is a meditation on love, memory, and transitions of time. Channeled through the lens of motherhood, my primary artistic concerns are with the personal and collective stories that shape our everyday lives and often go overlooked. Working across the mediums of sculpture, photography, and mixed-media installation, my practice questions how the images, issues, and objects closely associated with motherhood inform the social-political structure of the care economy. In the process, personal possessions – some mass produced, some handed down, and some handmade – synonymous with pregnancy, infanthood, and parenting are transformed. Through slight formal manipulations of scale, color, or material, I question how memories are easily shifted, as refuse now performs as a relic.
My practice highlights both the tension and the tenderness that materializes between mother and child through archiving the abstraction and sentimentality of the everyday. Familiarly mundane moments of daily routines, baby clothes that have long been outgrown, and abandoned stuffed animals become stand-ins for the accumulation of time and labor spent over years of caretaking. By focusing on the physical vestiges of motherhood I viscerally relate the abstract structure of care and the unpredictable nature of time to its visible remains.