Today, in the face of growing intolerance and widening inequalities, I decided to focus my recent work on creating social awareness of contemporary Indigenous issues such as the environment, sovereignty and colonialism. The personal themes explored include self- identity, the cost of forced assimilation and breaking the bonds of learned silence.
Common threads running through the work investigate the relationship between objects as they relate to self-identity, and body image. The intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment are the issues that have influenced my art.
My approach to sculpture is process orientated, incorporating the tradition of production into an object. The techniques are labor-intensive and process orientated, illustrated through the repetition and multiplicity of figures and forms found in the work.