Statement

My work arrives at the monumental through the accumulation of the miniature. These miniatures re-interpret Middle Eastern and American craft traditions in unexpected media, such as clay, paper, cement, and digital prints. Through these patterned arrangements of forms, I present an index of memories and impressions of the urban landscape, the specific history of a site, or a more personal narrative. My work draws upon the formal structure as well as the embedded meaning within carpets, quilts, and calligraphy as a guide and as inspiration. My sculptures can be seen as utopian landscapes–an attempt to bring order and beauty to my surroundings, to organize the anarchic disarray of forms and textures around me, as well as the histories embedded within them, into a harmonious whole.