Naturalists have made a practice of uncovering rare and unique species from their environment, and through meticulous processes they preserve and display these specimens to share with others in their field. As an artist I study the politics of collection, preservation, and exhibition as I come to understand the importance of the unique copy in our society.
Working in paper, fabric, and other fibrous materials, I appropriate traditional practices of printmaking and bookmaking, using them toward my own ends. The results are collections of objects that combine the intimate details of books, the dynamic form of sculpture, and the community engagement of social practice. Each book is a process containing layers of information that the viewer is invited to sort and sift through in the hopes of discovering hidden meaning.