I approach working in textiles with a political urgency. Activism entwined with critical queer/transgender politics, feminist histories, and the on-going AIDS epidemic deeply drives my work. From the shirts worn during protest marches, to the AIDS quilt, to punk zines and patches, I am interested in materialities that mark political histories. The socio-economic-political and laborial circumstances of textiles, both in concept and material, become the root of re-imagining queer representation and alternative histories. My practice employs a wide spectrum of textile methods positioning highly technical skills alongside amateur techniques to (re)imagine ideas of mastery and utility. Recent works include large scale quilted and knitted installations, single-strand four by six inch embroidered portraits and jacquard-woven banners.