My work is an exploration of self. It was my tunnel out of trauma. It allows me to know myself better.
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. They have made manifest that which the eye can not see. I 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.
It feels important to tell this woman's story, which happens to be my own, to add it in with all the others.