My work deals with my own confusion and anxiety about living as a woman in a society where we are taught to strive to be equal to men. I feel that there is a certain nurturing niche women play in the world that has become devalued by society. A woman of my generation has been raised to work as hard as a man to be equal in the work place and equal financially, causing us to overlook this beautiful natural instinct to nurture, with which all women are born.
The imagery with which I work has a tendency to exude a sense of discomfort or anxiety. I work with the human body and elements from nature to depict the bond between mother and child, as well as a woman's relationship with her own body. I explore different types of relationships, whether they are healthy and reciprocal or detrimental to the health of either party. I want to spark the feeling of insecurity I am given by the choices I have as a woman in current society.
The process of printmaking plays a vital role in the psychological aspect of my prints. Each work I produce is personal to me because it serves as a way to alleviate the anxiety I feel about this topic. It helps me to expose my true fears and expectations about the possibility of one day becoming a mother, while providing imagery for my audience to reflect upon and relate to their personal lives and expectations. Every printmaking process provides a distinct systematic order that requires specific organization and focus. These attributes are what attract me to the medium. It is a very therapeutic process. I make these works in hopes that my audience will achieve their own personal interpretation of the emotions reached through each piece.