One of my first childhood memories occurred on a late spring afternoon when I saw my father hit my mother. My home lost its power to protect and was transformed into a place of instability and danger. Today the issue of domestic violence thematically inspires my work.

I am interested in giving voice to the complex emotions, memories, and experiences related to domestic violence. After years of silence, I still find it difficult to verbalize my emotions. However, I am able to express them through my work.

I work primarily with paper in conjunction with the process of Joomchi. By adapting this age-old-technique, I transform paper into a unique textile-like material. I equate paper to the human body. It is fragile and has implications for violence. It can be ripped, torn and crumbled. But it can also be mended, and sewn back together.