My art is rooted in a deep concern with the current state of living in an increasingly fragmented, fragile world – seized by global environmental challenges such as climate change – and a firm belief in the possibility of restoration through human collaboration and creativity.
The series Hanging By a Thread draws from old maps produced by the World Resources Institute showing data on endangered coral reefs. I have developed a unique technique of successively transferring the printed images onto gel medium. This method serves to highlight the tension between the totality of the world as coherent and complete, which the maps seek to present, and the unstable state of the medium through which it is communicated. Moreover, the process of successive transfer of the images blurs the original clarity of the information. I used stitches in an attempt to hold the image from falling apart. Together, the layers, marks and stitches become a symbol of my creative journey marked by an ongoing search for harmony out of disparate cultural, geographical and environmental elements.