Photograph of an infusion pump on a stand, against a white background. The pump is made of a plush gray carpet, the screen and buttons of the pump are black, blue, and white carpet.
Infusion Pump 2020 Cardboard, pvc pipe, carpet 3.3" x 8.9" x 5.5"
Photograph of a red leather sofa chair in front of a white wall with tile floor. The seat and arms of the chair are covered with black and white carpet with pink and blue accents, the back of the chair is covered with purple canvas with pink and green flo
Finding my place 2019 Found chair, tufted carpet, natural dye canvas 30.5" x 29" x 32.5"
Photograph of a red leather sofa chair in front of a white wall with tile floor. The seat and arms of the chair are covered with black and white carpet with pink and blue accents, the back of the chair is covered with purple canvas with pink and green flo
Finding my place.2 2019 Found chair, tufted carpet, natural dye canvas 30.5" x 29" x 32.5"
Photograph of a hand sanitizer dispenser made of cream and gray carpet mounted on a white wall, a piece of yarn hangs from the dispenser to imitate hand sanitizer.
Hand Sanitizer 2020 Found objects, carpet 12" x 3" x 3"
Bio Hazard 2019 Sharps container, Humira injection pens, carpet 4.5" x 4.5" x 8.5"
Statement

Carpet, family, and immune systems work similarly as collectives of individuals bonded together that act as protection from the toils of the outside world. But what is created when that structure is disrupted? For this collection of work, I used carpet to actualize personal narratives surrounding family dynamics, disability, and chronic illness. Using creation through destruction as a guiding principle, I moved from creating my own carpets with a tufting machine to repurposing carpet remnant from my family's flooring shop. Throughout my childhood carpet was used as a mediator for comfort, which I'm now using to soften medical spaces as I go through treatment alone. As current events make you hyperaware of the importance of sterile surfaces, the use of carpet in traditionally sterile medical spaces asks you to consider ideas of domestic comfort, medical isolation, and the risk of infection  that immune compromised people dealt with pre-pandemic and on an heightened level now.