On the twig of fortune  (2016) eye shadow applicators, lipstick, sponges, cosmetic face brushes, nail polish, placemat, hair curlers, silk slips 32” x 18” x 17” * Title from the poem, Lament of a Worthless Woman, by Nazik al-Malaika.

On the twig of fortune (2016)
eye shadow applicators, lipstick, sponges, cosmetic face brushes, nail polish, placemat, hair curlers, silk slips
32” x 18” x 17”
* Title from the poem, Lament of a Worthless Woman, by Nazik al-Malaika.

  hard on my throat  (2018) paper fasteners, red and gold glitter, glue, dish sponges, nail polish, nylon stockings, cotton balls, facial wipes, tampons, maxi pads, gauze pads, band-aids, waxed linen thread, fabric dye, bleach, gold sequins 14” x 5” x 6” * Title borrowed from the poem, “Legacy” by Yrsa Daley-Ward.

hard on my throat (2018)
paper fasteners, red and gold glitter, glue, dish sponges, nail polish, nylon stockings, cotton balls, facial wipes, tampons, maxi pads, gauze pads, band-aids, waxed linen thread, fabric dye, bleach, gold sequins
14” x 5” x 6”
* Title borrowed from the poem, “Legacy” by Yrsa Daley-Ward.

  Not Seeing What We Could Not See  eye shadow applicators, lipstick, table salt, beeswax, band-aids, nylon, mop, silicone breast pads, silk slips, copper scrub brush, nylon, no-slip rug mat, q-tips, underwear, bath mats, napkins, dish towels, cosmetic sponges, bath loofahs 48" x 84" x 36" 2016 *The title is borrowed from Sharon Olds' poem "Wonder as Wander."

Not Seeing What We Could Not See
eye shadow applicators, lipstick, table salt, beeswax, band-aids, nylon, mop, silicone breast pads, silk slips, copper scrub brush, nylon, no-slip rug mat, q-tips, underwear, bath mats, napkins, dish towels, cosmetic sponges, bath loofahs
48" x 84" x 36"
2016
*The title is borrowed from Sharon Olds' poem "Wonder as Wander."

 This image includes three sculptures (listed in order from left to right):  An Iceberg Between the Shoulder Blades (Defense), An Iceberg Between the Shoulder Blades (Burdens), &   Broken Bone Kaleidoscope  (2015) ear plugs, cocktail straws, latex tubing, bath loofahs, nylon stockings, rice, pillow stuffing, lace camisole, bath mats, pencil erasers, pasta, salt, plastic spoons 20” x 62” x 14” * Titles borrowed from the poems, When Death Comes, by Mary Oliver and Poem for Miss Meade, by Rachel McKibbens.

This image includes three sculptures (listed in order from left to right):
An Iceberg Between the Shoulder Blades (Defense), An Iceberg Between the Shoulder Blades (Burdens), & Broken Bone Kaleidoscope (2015)
ear plugs, cocktail straws, latex tubing, bath loofahs, nylon stockings, rice, pillow stuffing, lace camisole, bath mats, pencil erasers, pasta, salt, plastic spoons
20” x 62” x 14”
* Titles borrowed from the poems, When Death Comes, by Mary Oliver and Poem for Miss Meade, by Rachel McKibbens.

  Homestate  (2018) underwear, glitter, tampons, maxi pads, q-tips, face wipes, gauze pads, nylon stockings, dye, wood, wire, rope, lace, erasers, towels, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls 48” x 32” x 28” Note: This sculpture is “wearing” a pair of pink underwear, which you can see at the bottom of the form. This underwear has a red, glitter “period stain” that is in the shape of North Carolina.

Homestate (2018)
underwear, glitter, tampons, maxi pads, q-tips, face wipes, gauze pads, nylon stockings, dye, wood, wire, rope, lace, erasers, towels, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls
48” x 32” x 28”
Note: This sculpture is “wearing” a pair of pink underwear, which you can see at the bottom of the form. This underwear has a red, glitter “period stain” that is in the shape of North Carolina.

  Snowsteak  (2018) ceramics, beads, acrylic paint, rhinestones, sequins, cotton balls, bath loofah, bath mat, balloons, eyeshadow applicators, rug, yarn, dish towels, face pads, sponges, diaper pins, rice, nylon stockings, q-tips, mop, sponges, silk slips, napkins, packing peanuts, underwear, pasta, mosaic tiles, waxed linen thread, clothes pins, gift bows, fabric dye 14” x 24” x 12”

Snowsteak (2018)
ceramics, beads, acrylic paint, rhinestones, sequins, cotton balls, bath loofah, bath mat, balloons, eyeshadow applicators, rug, yarn, dish towels, face pads, sponges, diaper pins, rice, nylon stockings, q-tips, mop, sponges, silk slips, napkins, packing peanuts, underwear, pasta, mosaic tiles, waxed linen thread, clothes pins, gift bows, fabric dye
14” x 24” x 12”

  Color Conferred  (2017) rice, glitter, sequins, rhinestones, nylon stockings, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear, diaper pins, pasta, mosaic tiles, waxed linen thread 14” x 18” x 12” * Title inspired by the poem “C-Section” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Color Conferred (2017)
rice, glitter, sequins, rhinestones, nylon stockings, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear, diaper pins, pasta, mosaic tiles, waxed linen thread
14” x 18” x 12”
* Title inspired by the poem “C-Section” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

  This Pitch of Touch  (2016) nylon stockings, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear 32” x 30” x 26” * Title from the poem, the knife game, by Kristy Bowen.

This Pitch of Touch (2016)
nylon stockings, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear
32” x 30” x 26”
* Title from the poem, the knife game, by Kristy Bowen.

  a fine, fat button of love  (2017) sponges, bath mat, himalayan salt, lace, mop, dish towels, sewing pins, rice, diaper pins, waxed linen thread, nylon stockings, cotton balls, kitchen caulk, ziplock bags, erasers, dish gloves 16” x 17” x 12” * Title borrowed from the poem “Gertrude Stein Explains” by Susan Davis

a fine, fat button of love (2017)
sponges, bath mat, himalayan salt, lace, mop, dish towels, sewing pins, rice, diaper pins, waxed linen thread, nylon stockings, cotton balls, kitchen caulk, ziplock bags, erasers, dish gloves
16” x 17” x 12”
* Title borrowed from the poem “Gertrude Stein Explains” by Susan Davis

  Sleep is not the only thing I wait for  (2017) ceramics, yarn, face paces, rice, nylon stockings, ear plugs, nail polish, black beans, lima beans, mop, razor packaging, erasers, acrylic paint, resin clay, glitter, bath mat, silk slips, napkins, cotton balls, q-tips, underwear 14” x 17” x 14” * Title borrowed from the poem “Patience” by Susan Davis

Sleep is not the only thing I wait for (2017)
ceramics, yarn, face paces, rice, nylon stockings, ear plugs, nail polish, black beans, lima beans, mop, razor packaging, erasers, acrylic paint, resin clay, glitter, bath mat, silk slips, napkins, cotton balls, q-tips, underwear
14” x 17” x 14”
* Title borrowed from the poem “Patience” by Susan Davis

  The silent edge of the shallow  (2017) ceramics, rhinestones, sequins, nail polish, wire, cotton balls, bath loofah, bath mat, balloons, eyeshadow applicators, rug, yarn, dish towels, face pads, sponges, diaper pins, rice, nylon stockings, q-tips, mop, sponges, silk slips, napkins, packing peanuts, underwear, pasta, mosaic tiles, waxed linen thread 36” x 40” x 32” * Title borrowed from the poem “Promised Land” by Susan Davis

The silent edge of the shallow (2017)
ceramics, rhinestones, sequins, nail polish, wire, cotton balls, bath loofah, bath mat, balloons, eyeshadow applicators, rug, yarn, dish towels, face pads, sponges, diaper pins, rice, nylon stockings, q-tips, mop, sponges, silk slips, napkins, packing peanuts, underwear, pasta, mosaic tiles, waxed linen thread
36” x 40” x 32”
* Title borrowed from the poem “Promised Land” by Susan Davis

  Sight  (2018) ceramics, sequins, nylon stockings, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear, beads, dye, micah powder, paint 18” x 15” x 10”

Sight (2018)
ceramics, sequins, nylon stockings, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips, bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear, beads, dye, micah powder, paint
18” x 15” x 10”

  Scrape  (2018) ceramics, nylon stockings, knitted blanket, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips,  bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear, dye, micah powder, paint 18” x 16” x 10”

Scrape (2018)
ceramics, nylon stockings, knitted blanket, towels, q-tips, rug mats, mop, sponges, silk slips,  bath loofahs, napkins, bath mats, balloons, packing peanuts, cotton balls, face pads, underwear, dye, micah powder, paint
18” x 16” x 10”