Kaveh Akbar once stated that "the process of discovery in poetry is so tactile that poetry is never just purely about language….that there is motion and function within it.” Upon reading this I felt a form of encouragement in how I was working. I hope to develop a way of creating poetry through my hands, touch, form, and surface…..and most importantly through process.
I have this impulse to create a connection and a relationship through my work. To create these poems or narratives on and through their surface – within these permanent and vulnerable objects, in the same sense that our bodies are. To project “humanness” in them.
I am also creating a body of work that is small and intimate, some singular and some as multiples and narratives. I enjoy thinking of them as an object of “preciousness." I find sentiment and nostalgia in the personal and hand held. There’s a feeling of tenderness and affection for these objects that move beyond their intended purpose into a representation of something more or long since passed.