Using divergent materials such as the shredded fabric of humanity and machine knit poly cotton yarns, I bind and coil, cinch, sew, and truss my work into awkward shapes to symbolize the physical embodiment of internal rage and discomfort. Each organ-like sculpture personifies an individual expression of the daily stresses and frustrations we accumulate and push down into a tightly bound knot of smoldering fury. These soft sculptures represent the knotted stomachs of the 3.52 billion women in the world who are fighting against misogyny, religious, racial and sexual prejudices they are confronted with every day.
In creating this work I’ve gone inside to survey my own psychological terrain as a woman at a time when we are still proving that we are all equal. As I explore my own identity as a sculptor, a mother, a wife and a socially engaged community member my focus is to engage viewers by allowing them to see the interior landscape of chaos. Through soft sculpture, I am able to juxtapose the sweet sentiment of plush objects with the hard truth about living in our society bound by fear, anxiety, emotional instability and mania because being a woman is simply not enough.
This work is a juxtaposition of plush objects + the hard truth about living in our society bound by fear, anxiety, and instability because being a woman is simply not enough.