While an artist in residence at Lanzhou City University in Lanzhou, China, I became enamored with the floral embroidered insoles sold along the streets (from the lovingly hand-stitched to machine-made to the DIY cross-stitch kits complete with needle and thread). Though a commonplace item in Lanzhou, this bit of material culture was new to me and worthy of deeper exploration, becoming the inspiration for this body of work.
Alight, 2015. Wood, lacquer, LED lights. 36 x 48 inches
Collection of the Dunhuang Creative Center
Garden, 2015. Altered rice paper book. When open 24 x 12 inches
Collection of the Dunhuang Creative Center
Bouquet, 2015. Collected insoles, thread. 60 x 60 inches
Imprint, 2015. Wood, paint, chain. 90 x 48 inches
Collection of the Dunhuang Creative Center
Landscape, 2015. Fired clay, roses.  Approx. 4-8 x 5-11 x 2-8 inches
Collection of the Dunhuang Creative Center