The making of woven cloth is at the core of my artistic practice. In my work I use both the industrial Jacquard loom and the traditional hand loom in parallel research. This connective process activates both my textiles and structures to exploit their potential for sculptural surfaces and forms. My investigation into weaving and textiles is inspired by the qualities inherent in their structure, production, design, craft, and history. My work involves the reinvention of manufactured materials and familiar textiles such as corduroy. I create work that is based in place and material research.