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Artist statement

Play has to be the best way to mitigate the dreariness of our everyday—to understand it, cope with it and even change it. I use play to unravel my discomfort and question my politics as an adult, a woman, an artist and a teacher. 

I use drawing, objects and collage to examine themes of meaning-–making and breaking as an ongoing process to find comfort. The tension that exists between the random occurrences of our reality and the reality we each build to try and find meaning is something that occupies me constantly. Play then becomes a salve for— as well as a generator of— nonsense. 

My practice is informed by a deep love for visual poetry and absurdity, two things I find everywhere.

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