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Memory, experience, all of life is made up of layers. Everything we do is cumulative to what we have done before and everything we perceive is in the context of what we know.
I grew up in the seventies, when pattern and tactility existed everywhere from shag carpeting, funky needlepoint and macramé, to my mother’s paisley dresses. When I was young, one of my first house chores was to rake the shag carpeting and I loved making patterns in it as I did this. I also loved to run my hands along the flocked wallpaper as I walked down the hallway to my bedroom. From the very start of my creative life, pattern, tactility, mark making, process and craft have played a part and continue in my work today.