A primary focus of her past work is a contemporary translation of the pre-Columbian Huichol (Mexican Indian) tradition of “yarn painting”. These are labour intensive sculptures which incorporate both textile and painting modes.
Mannequin legs, glove moulds, hula hoops and shoe lasts, or shoes themselves, have been amongst the three-dimensional detritus onto which she works her yarn paintings. The sculptures, which can take weeks or months to complete, become records of her process of working through her own entanglements and personal transformations and whose motifs are informed by personal and natural symbols.
Personal mappings or tracks speak to us at a deeper level where our latent hopes and fears are reflected. In this attentive and time-honoured process, she concerns herself with issues of personal connection to one’s histories & futures by nurturing our narratives, environments, creatures, communities and cultures.