My studio practice focuses on wearable, functional art pieces. A person wearing something that I've sewn becomes an artistic collaborator - the movements they make, places they take the garment, and even the wear of the materials all continue to evolve the piece. My contribution to these art pieces is the initial creation, materials, design, techniques, and practice.
I have always made my own clothes - the uniform for last year was quilted pieces. I have continued to explore quilting and embroidery and have become very inspired by jogakbo, a Korean technique of single-layer patchwork. Traditionally jogakbo is used to sew bojagi (or pojagi), a cloth made of scraps used to wrap gifts, cover food, and carry important objects.
The silhouettes I sketch and turn into clothing start as abstract shapes and evolve into voluminous, genderless pieces, each with carefully considered material, pattern, and stitching.
I like to work with natural fibers - cotton, linen, silk - from small suppliers who are conscious of where their materials come from and their impact. Most of my scraps are patchworked into new pieces, and I compost anything too small to reuse.
My work is for collectors. It's for nonconformers, creatives, storytellers, those in pursuit of clothing with a deeper meaning. The piece you buy, wear, and love was created specifically for you.