The pinhole method is one I have been employing since around 2000 and one I use on it's own or combined with other media. While researching Australian Aboriginal art during graduate school I was inspired by their use of dots. By poking holes through paper, I translated those dots and understood I had found a new way to communicate, in my voice. There is an austere and delicate beauty in making a pattern, image, or text with a subtractive process. It has been said my "works marry fierce and fragile through the exquisite and obsessive technique of pin-pricked imagery."
Pinhole relates to drawing and also fiber work. The repetitive process of poking one hole after another is like the accumulative gestures found in sewing, stitching or weaving. A friend of mine one remarked that he found my work to be "like sewing without thread". My mother was a weaver for many years and my grandmother embroidered. My pinhole process recalls those traditions.