I believe that one of the functions of art is to strip us bare, to remind us of the fragility that we share with every other human being across contents and centuries. Often, I will meet someone, and the visible weight of his or her life becomes almost unbearable to me, it rips me open. The objects that I make are an attempt to articulate this feeling.
For many years, I explored expressions of vulnerability in drawing and painting. Eventually, creating a two dimensional image felt inadequate, too distanced: wanted to go deeper, get INSIDE, so I began to create psychological states one could “wear”....I was drawn to the idea of working with fabric, an appropriately fragile and mutable medium. As we normally use garments to construct an identity, a conscious choice of our own “packaging” presented to the world, I became interested in the notion of creating clothes that reveal psychological states, rather than camouflaging them. This ongoing series of (mostly) wearable Psychological Clothing turns our insides out.