My process for my body of work is motivated by a contemplation of what my own life is and what it will become.The choice to use thread and fabric in my artistic practice came naturally as these materials are inseparable from living itself. Thread and fabric can function as tools for daily survival, to shelter and keep us safe, but also serve as catalysts for identity expression; their combination even denoting one’s social status and cultural roots.
In 2018 I made the piece “Long Distance Relationship”, and ever since then I’ve related my human body to the vaporous body of a cloud. I meditate on the clouds but I do not see the clouds themselves - only bodies in an endless cycle of creation then decaying into new forms or disappearing altogether from the history of the sky. Such are our own bodies; beautiful blips in the universe that eventually disappear and change into something else as we enter a new stage in the life cycle.
I want to be “me” for as long as I can. Though I am arguably young, progressing through the aging process is a great source of anxiety for me. By turning a meditation on my own physical body into an independent and tangible piece of art, pulled together with thread and fabric of my own choosing, I am able to ease that anxiety.