Sanctifying the discarded through transformation is how I verbalize my practice. I deconstruct discarded sneakers and transform them via hand sewing and embroidering. They become idolized or worshiped objects often symbolizing an alternative perspective on materialism, consumerism, capitalism and sociopolitical issues. These sculptures are fine art in nature, contemporary in craft and fibers in medium.
All sculptures are hand sewn and embroidered, exploring a personal love of sewing through a meditative practice to create these objects. The implementation of tablet and tapestry weaving are the latest additions to the work. Reclaiming and reconnecting to my ancestral lineage of weavers. The cross cultural connections of ancient weaving mirrors our present day connections with sneakers. They exist in every culture across the globe and once discarded they are the sculptural medium of choice.