Backdrop (detail) 2015

Backdrop (detail) 2015

I make improvised site-specific installations that explore disappointment, decoration, nostalgia and the trappings of femininity. I modify and arrange found-objects in temporary room-size compositions that become frozen records of my private performance. Once the work is complete, I document and de-install. Nothing remains but the photographs and a pile of broken and tattered materials, like the sad detritus of an epic celebration the night before.

An important aspect of my practice is rigorous experimentation with drawing, collage and watercolor as a way to work out visual motifs and color palettes for my installations. My recent drawings attempt to gild and camouflage the confusing, and often contradictory, written and verbal information we encounter each day.