With a needle and thread I will turn the art world on its ear.
I raise abandon beads that people have discarded in thrift stores.
I color outside the lines….and do it with permanent markers.
I like the color red, because it is obnoxious, vibrant and loud.
Fiber art is not something you eat for breakfast….you hang it on your wall
I am inspired by lots of artists and creative people…living and dead.
I pull my ideas out of the air like a magician.
I have a college degree in Visual Arts, so that makes me know less about how not to save money.
All my clothes have paint stains on them.
I am an artist…..watch me paint the world clueless.
Fiber is a very accessible medium and I have been truly
fascinated by the use of cloth as a collage element for over 10
years. I am always experimenting with different types of
fiber/textiles, beading, painting, printmaking, and found
objects that can be attached to cloth or stabilizers. I love the
way textile art can push the boundaries of traditional quilting,
embroidery and fine art.
My work is about color and texture - relationships, contrasts,
and blends. The images I use seem to go along for the ride.
For me, art and being creative is an escape and a special place
I can be. I want to create images and objects that are special
to me, so I tend to pull from my personal life, surroundings
and interests. If I can engage the viewer to stop and look at
my work for a minute or two, I know I have done my job well.