My paintings walk a line between the real world and a world shaped by emotional perceptions. I project possible communities of women by drawing from both a historical and imaginative past, present and future. In an age where the role of women continues to be examined, I am interested in challenging tradition to champion the full humanity and nurturing rationality of successful communities. I utilize imagery and ideology from the Women's Land Army and female separatist groups, as well as inspiration from literature and contemporary culture.
While I attempt to address the space in which perceptual reality and the realm of imagination converge, the women in my paintings tether the viewer to the physical realm. The strange and otherworldly scenes depicted in my paintings are held together by women who navigate, fix, and pull together the landscape that surrounds them; they pull their worlds together with string and mold mountains with their bare hands. Often these tasks seem uncertain, ambiguous, or even futile, but these women anchor the viewer to a world that is wrought with uncertainty. I speak from a place of vulnerability with my paintings, with figures attempting to ground themselves in an ephemeral world.