I am making shapes on canvas, but my shapes are self-portraits and my paints, reproduction quilting fabrics. I am using fabrics not to decorate but to make something solid like rubber, poured paint or steel. I do not consider my work collage. I like shaping space, like Serra. The leg becomes the line rather than the line of the leg being the line. I want the shape to exist without the human. I developed Dissociative Identity Disorder as a child. D.I.D. and trauma have allowed me a unique relationship with myself. I get to explore this in my work. Female self portraiture provides an important window into society. I am telling the story of the female body, the lives of women, not just my own. It feels important to make the female form and experience as much a part of contemporary art as possible. I have found my voice in my naked body; nudity is always political. I am a painter of the color field tradition. I am specimen, I am spectacle, I am object, but I am not too.