Through mapping, I examine identity and relationships as well as physical terrain. Mapping is both a form my work inhabits and a strategy through which it evolves. As I work, the messiness of real life mixes with abstract information. The autobiographical and the geographical fuse, and the border between interior and exterior dissolves. Reconstructing places, personal experiences, and memories, my pieces become visual diaries, encoded narratives, even a type of portraiture.

While my work is derived from objective sources — maps or charted information — it is mediated by an intuitive and sometimes playful approach to the interpretation of that content. The materiality of my pieces, like the sensuous use of felt, offers a striking counterpoint to the more conceptual aspects of the work.

Many of my recent pieces are based upon the travels of my twin and I. More than just a record of physical trips and places, these works symbolize passage and transition and plot the uniquely personal directions that our lives have taken. They translate an impersonal diagram of routes into an examination of identity and the ways one can define oneself in comparison to another. Other works function clearly as psychogeographic maps or journals, some layering images of various places, networks, diagrams, and architectural plans to evoke the complexity of travel.