We each have a personal history. Some of us know a lot of details about our ancestors, some of us have very little information. We may be part of a family which has lost its connection to the past, or we may have relatives documented on the passenger list of the Mayflower. I believe this personal history is as important as our DNA in determining who we become. This connection matters to me.
This interest in family history influences my exploration of personal connections and is the inspiration for my work. Many of the materials I use are re-purposed, reclaimed or family heirlooms, each of which add their own history and texture to the art.