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 wearables.
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.
My art & craftwork celebrates the quiet contemplative nature of handmade items. Pieces reflect the celebration, connectedness and delight of living a simplified life.
Focus is on texture, and observing the beauty of wear, aging and imperfection. Birds feature prominently to symbolize both the commonplace and the mysterious.
Studio practice is to recycle and use non-toxic, environmentally friendly materials, striving to be low impact and no waste.