ARTIST STATEMENT

Traditional paper quilling is a crafting technique that has been around since the Renaissance, it utilizes strips of folded, curled, and rolled paper that are glued to a substrate. In my work I remove that substrate and glue the quilled strips of paper to each other, transforming this two-dimensional material into a three-dimensional object or paper tapestry. I see a strong connection between my overall art practice and the more traditional fiber arts of lace, macrame and weaving. Ultimately, I aim to celebrate, the often overlooked domestic and creative contribution of women throughout history.