The concept and materiality of containment is explored through my printmaking, 3D works in metal, fiber and installations. I use mark making, repeated elements, multiples, and occasional deviations within a format to investigate this theme. This work is also informed by my observations from anthropology, psychology and history. I have a particular interest in the ways in which social and cultural systems support and maintain containment and how these systems can be disrupted.
Utilization of a variety of process-based techniques such as metal smithing, needlework, and printmaking support the development of this work. Material choice and mark-making further reflect the investigation of the concept of containment. Through coalescing of materials, ideas, and process a new harmony is formed that has contemporary relevance.