Resisting our slide into what has been called "a post-biological
future,” I find myself clinging to embodiment. And yet, habitually, my
mind keeps its distance. Through my work in sculpture and installation,
I explore shadowed and sometimes disdained details of physical life,
looking at both private and public consequences of inhabiting a body. I
hold onto these intense details with an ordered formality that often
conflates religious, scientific and domestic visions of the body.
Sometimes, I use materials of the body itself: hair, blood, teeth,
umbilical cord. With a background in theater and dance as well as image
and object making, I cross media and disciplinary boundaries.
Independently and within collaboration, I use photography, video, sound,
performance, and written text from anatomical phrases to original
Struck by the urgency of my life after giving birth, I've responded
to inevitable tensions between the biological and the social, between
family intimacy and personal autonomy, between the urge to nurture and
the desire to work. Much of my recent work has become a means of
negotiating the ordinary and extreme terms of motherhood as personal
experience, social identity and cultural institution.