My grandmother was a quilt maker and craftswoman. My patterns, abstract geometries, and color play connect me with her art form and spirit. On canvas, I use tape to create space. With sustainability and play in mind, the tape peels are removed from the canvas and become the marks of my paintings on paper. This process is slow, careful, and meditative: a subtractive process becomes additive. The balance of precision and play is a constant in my work as an artist, and honors these same elements within my grandmother's quilt-making. When not paintings, I work as an ASL/English Interpreter, make all-natural deodorant, knit, and attempt to stand on my hands. My art hangs in private collections in New York, Boston, St. Louis, and Texas: in situ. @RaeHells