Layers, in context, represent a process of thought and a build up of time. They expose abstracted shapes and movements while retaining a systematic sense of order and patterning, serving as a metaphor for the space of the mind and the way in which we understand time. Layering speaks to the process of remembering, as images constantly fade away and reappear, forming a dynamic web of sensory information and visual imagery. Certain recollections are clearer than others, remaining close to the surface, while others stay buried far beneath.
In my work, I am constantly peeling back layers of time and movement. Utilizing time based media and the printing process, I bring together lines, reassemble fragments, and overlay translucent layers, presenting small bits of information at a time, or simultaneously all at once. The themes of the garden, the landscape, and the physical activity of work serve as representations of constant change and transformation that exist as we experience time, and the cognitive and memory processes that aim to hold on. The context of our relationship to the natural world, including our impact on the environment, and its effect on us, forces me to question my own relationship to nature, and the underlying element of control that exists as I work. There is a creative aspect to cultivating nature in a garden that directly mirrors my actions in the studio. The use of layering in two-dimensional and time-based work allows me to plan out elements, while welcoming a certain degree of randomness. There are moments of experimentation, which create a balance between controlling, nurturing, and letting things develop in their own way. I am interested in the dynamic that exists between establishing and relinquishing control.