I am a multimedia artist, whose works grow out of the American environmental, ecofeminist and process art movements, filtered through the prism of my own identity as a Hasidic Jewish woman and mother.
I use installation, video, photographs, and sculptural assemblages to reflect on the meaning of the mundane. My materials are those that are usually discarded or ignored: dust, old papers, leftovers, melted candles, ashes, broken vessels, voices, shadows. By integrating these materials into my artistic practice, I seek to reassess society’s dismissal of the domestic domain, insisting on the emotional and spiritual meanings of basic matters. A caregiver is immersed in the physical aspects of life: birthing, bathing, feeding, a mess. These mundane actions are woven into the home experience, becoming the foundation for every human's unconscious.
Rooting myself in Jewish thought and imagery, I re-evaluate cast-off materials, reframing them as symbol, ritual, as standing for the essential cyclical experience of life.