Hope Chest is a series exploring the complexities of mothering in the midst of uncertainty. The work combines nods to the traditional hope chest by incorporating elements such as bed linens, cedar, quilts, and weaving; with elements that reference crisis and survival including emergency blankets, sand bags, tarps and paracord. While the work speaks to impending disaster and the inevitability of loss, it also exhibits limitless flexibility, resilience, adaptability, and play.
Installation view from two-person show Release at George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, 2021
Quilts, tarps, emergency blankets, bed sheets, paracord, sand, 2021
Heirlooms, felted objects, woven emergency blankets, paracord, cedar saw horses, 2021
Installation view from two-person show Release at George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, 2021. Video installation by Katina Bitsicas in the far left.
Safety Net, utility twine, heat resistant tape, plasti-dip, bed sheets, sand, 2021
White Flags, bed sheets, cedar, plasti-dip, 2021
top left and clockwise: Sylvia's Bow, Blossoms of Hope, Guiding Star, You are Here, utility tape on paper, 2020