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My paintings have been moving off the stretcher bar and contorting themselves into new, soft forms. These brightly colored stuffed paintings are layered with all manner of colorful mark making (watercolor, Mr. Sketch markers, paint daubers, machine stitching, hand embroidery). I paint on fabric while my young children draw on the material with me. We respond to each other's stories with mark making, and then respond to those lines with more narratives like a visual game of telephone. Quick ink marks are repeated and translated through the slow methodical process of stitching. While cradling each piece in my lap, forms dissolve and patterns emerge creating a topographical map with no legend. Layers build upon each other to make these squishable landscapes.

Stuffed Painting
2021
Stuffed Painting
2021
2021
2021
Stuffed Painting
2021
Stuffed Painting
2021