UNRAVEL (2009-ongoing)

This work centers on the activities of doing, undoing, and redoing. Hand-knit blankets, sweaters, shawls, and vests are taken apart and re-created in a process that mirrors the compromise and change inherent in life. What interests me is the way in which taking something apart allows for a change of mind and heart. The process is evident in installations incorporating the reworked and reconstructed pieces, as well as in solo and participatory performances where gentle touch and the principles of the Alexander Technique guide the participant. Recognizing tension patterns resulting from thought and physical habit and learning how to generate a feeling of ease and reduce anxiety is the outcome.