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I make fiber art installations with hand-woven ropes from used clothes and linens donated by family and friends, giving new life to no longer desired items and including the community in my art. 

I approach my work as a form of painting. Fabric scraps are colors on my palette: vintage kimonos, summer camp T-shirts, and well-loved tablecloths. Introducing different cultural references in patterns and colors from all over the world, I mix them into a linear rope form as a gesture toward interconnection. 

In recent years, I have found emotional comfort in weaving ropes as a meditative ritual wishing for a peaceful, non-violent society. I later discovered that my grandmother's family was a rope manufacturer when my mother remarked that it was interesting that I was making ropes "like I'm supposed to." The structure of ropes also fascinates in that braiding two opposing forces creates strength.

With wires inside, those ropes are composed to be touchable sculptures and installations referencing metaphoric objects or forms like the human body or a tree. The installations are mostly site-specific, displayed on the wall, self-standing on the floor or tabletop, and hanging from the ceiling.

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