I work in fiber arts and mixed media, finding creative freedom in both painting and stitching, exploring each separately and as integrated mediums.
I primarily make art quilts and fiber sculptures that combine multiple techniques including hand embroidery, free machine stitching & needle felting. The fabrics I use are hand dyed & painted in my studio. In addition I make fiber art brooches and other wearable art.
Although often mistaken for large scale pieces when seen in photographs, my work is mostly small scale, ranging in size from 2 inches up to about 24, sometimes going wild with a 36 or 48 inch piece.
Inspired by folk art traditions my work strives to be informal, honoring fine craft, homespun and simplicity. Age, distress and a timeworn aesthetic are central themes. Pieces have frayed edges and loose threads, bright colors and untamed texture that embraces the beauty of imperfection.
Art & craftwork celebrates the quiet contemplative nature of handmade items. Pieces reflect the celebration, connectedness and delight of living a simplified life.
Studio practice is to recycle and use non-toxic, environmentally friendly materials, striving to be low impact and no waste.