Winter of Will works are generated from the paper rags I use to clean my brushes, which began as heavy, almost cloth-like paper napkins from take-out orders. These stained rags, with their echoes of wound wrappings, are the ghosts of other artworks more traditional in their making, here combined with the phantoms of personal traumas. Their fragility underscores the endurance and strong will required to accomplish the work. While slicing and piercing have male associations, I deliberately implement these fierce techniques with a fragile medium to emphasize women’s powers, their resilience. I’m employing one of the most ancient crafts, the art of sewing and mending, traditionally considered docile “women’s work,” but in Winter of Will, the needle is a weapon, the seamstress a warrior.