Throughout my career, I have been influenced by anachronistic images of fashion and personal objects. My paintings and needlepoint works recontextualize outmoded styles and give them new meanings. I paint images of often headless people, their personal objects and interior spaces which reveal complex psychological and social relationships with one another. Without the head, the viewer sees the clothed body not as a portrait, but as a collection of objects and patterns. I am interested in the surreal connection between realistic subject matter and flat repetitive pattern. Often, these images are culled from existing photographs then transformed into cropped personages or fragments of a body. Shirts as conjoined twins, empty suits, bandaged arms, headless torsos, a suitcase, a toy boat, an interior space—all are employed as signifiers, providing glimpses into the complexities of identity and the possibilities that exist in relationships between objects. The closely rendered detail is intended to provide the viewer insight into layers of meaning.