I paint still life because I am drawn to the small, intimate moment. I’m interested in the tension created by depiction that shifts between representation and abstraction so my still life paintings are diverse in approach. I don’t believe there is only one answer stylistically to every artistic investigation; the approach is chosen to express my experience of the moment. The way that women’s work is undervalued and marginalized in our culture drives my choice of domestic subject matter. Things that have a long thread into the past resonate for me, including the history of food and the home. There are powerful metaphors inherent in domestic activity that inform my art: daily ritual and its sacred space, the collective memory of generations, nurturing both physical and emotional, the body’s connection to the earth, and the mapping and measuring of time by the everyday things that endure.