Artist Statement

My goal is to make art that can be made only with textiles and related materials. I employ a variety of surface design techniques on cotton and silk, including painting, breakdown printing, mono-printing, hand-dyeing and over-dyeing, pole-dyeing and thread-resisted Shibori, computer printing on fabric, embroidery, fabric manipulation, both hand and machine quilting, piecing, applique, and collage techniques. I use procion dyes, fabric paint, oil paint sticks, ink, markers, colored pencils, metallic leaf, foil, dextrin resists, bleach, and found objects.

Most of my recent work is metaphorical, allegorical, or non-objective. I use my art as a method of being centered, connected, and mindful; and more playful and in the moment. Even if it might not be evident to the viewer, all of my work has personal meaning and significance.

Selected Exhibitions

 2009 (to date) 

Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI - Invitational
Sacred Threads, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Studio Channel Islands Art Studio, Camarillo, CA
Art Quilts Lowell 2009, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA
SAQA Musings, Gerald R Ford Presidential Library and Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 2008
Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI - Invitational

2007 PAQA-South Art Quilts: Markings
2006 ‘Of Ill Repute’, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI
2006 SAQA Fiber Renaissance (invitational)
2004 Expressions in Textiles, New Haven, CT
2003–2005 Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Islamabad
2002 International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
2001 Decorative Mathematics: The Geometry of Quilting, Athens, GA
1999 Quilts at the Crossroads, Flint, MI

Professional Associations

Studio Art Quilt Associates
Surface Design Association
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit