I began making this work in the summer of 2020 when we were in the middle of a pandemic, the Catalinas were burning and the monsoons never came. I was doing a lot of wishing to bring change to these big events that felt out of my control. In this effort, I secluded myself and attended my focus on making art infused with my wish for rain. I’m obsessed with monsoon season. I am not unique in this way, but it is weather unlike any I have experienced before. There is extreme anticipation for rain whether it comes, or not.
Iconic representation associated with monsoon is the language for this work—clouds, water, wind and relief. The work references nature without being overly representational. Composition is paramount in the layers and placement of elements. My method of working employs manipulation of scraps of linen. I explore options before committing to permanence. It is through this tactile process that I embed a wish for rain in each piece.