cotton fabric and threads, jewelry wire, Plexiglas armature20" X 18" X 6"
Twister is a rotating pop up mounted on a Plexiglas frame. As it is opened and closed, the center pop up rotates in a circle. The entire piece was cut from one 18" X 18" panel of collaged and free motion stitched fabrics.
cotton, cork cloth, Alpaca felting, wire armature14" X 14" X 15"
Bonsai II is a representation of the Bonsai art form in fabrics. The tree is free motion stitched bark and over 800 leaves, all inidividually wired to allow shaping into the binsai form. The base is Alpaca felted batt and the container is made of panels of cotton fused to heavy interface. The entire form can be twisted and bent into several of the classic bonsai forms, spire, informal spire (shown here), windswept or semi-cascade.
cotton fabric and threads, heavy interface14" X 15" X 15"
Shards is a free standing vessel made of cotton fused to heavy interface panels, the surface is quilted and free motion stitched. I consider this a self portrait because I share many of the same qual;ities - we are both short, oddly shaped and very colorful.