It may be satisfying to envision the path of self-discovery as a grueling yet straight shot towards a bright light. However, Intentions Bound honors the inevitable dead ends, shadowed trails, backtracking, and scars created by snagging thorns and wayward branches.
Through repetitive knit patterning and the integration of jute cord, I explore the clumsy and often painful side of personal growth via stitching and unraveling, binding and releasing. The work is also layered with colors and imagery linked to moments of mindfulness or clarity, mostly during meditation and time spent outdoors. The wood grain references natural surroundings while also provides an element of uncontrolled shape and movement, which is a recurring aspect of my work. These pieces both observe and embody the acts of setting intentions and cultivating ritual as navigational tools in the wilderness.