Peace for Their Land and for Mine, 2020
Western cotton and Asian papers, vintage maps, oil-based inks, gold leaf. 12 x 12 in
Monoprint collage with vintage maps and gold leaf.
What Knot: Top Knot, 2018
Indigo dyed Sedori (scraped) cane, Japanese Flower Knot plaiting 7 x 7 x 4.5"
Fading ii, 2019
Polyester organza, silk organza, paper 99cm x 130cm
Our memories fade with time, dementia, and loss.
Turning Point, Turning Point
Rattan Reed, fabric, encaustic wax, cotton string and adhesive. 44H x16W x14D
I create biomorphic organisms that appear to be communicating human-like emotional needs (nurture). These newly formed organisms represent a new questionable species conjured in my studio by cross-breeding insects, birds, fish and vegetation. Their skeletal hulls revealing germ, the pending emergence of new life from chrysalis. The ectoplasm now peeling away from the dystopian structure, miraculously composed of metal, revealed (x-rays).
Lichen Party Frock, 2014
Cotton, linen, silk, wool, leather, sewing thread 34" x 31" x 2"
Commercial fabrics, silk organza, netting, silk and cotton thread 48"W x 60"H
This piece was inspired by a trip to Morocco, and my interpretation with their concept of "bare requirements" necessary to build community. The necessary five are community: fountain, oven, bath, madressa (school), and mosque. Using Bojagi renders finished seams on both back and front. These seams, with the shadows that they cast, blend into a kind of network. When the piece sways in a breeze the quivering roadmap pattern felt appropriate to convey a sense of shifting possibilities when visiting a city for the first time.
Arachne I, 2020
Colored pencil & graphite on woven drafting film 3 1/2'H x 3 1/2'W x 4"D
Ruffled Feathers, 2014
Digital images printed on transparency, hand-stitched to wire form 12" x 6" x 15"
dozen grouping, 2020
mixed media fibers 72x48x10
This group of works is an ongoing series of playful explorations of form and texture. Some refer to objects in the known world, while others are purely abstract. The grouping is meant to provoke visual connections between forms, textures and processes.
border relics, 2017
rusted wire, artist-made abaca pulp and paper ; encaustic 24" x 24" x 15"
When is Now, 2019
Synthetic hair, cotton and linen thread, balsa wood, linen, cotton, paper, wax 7.5” diameter, 4”H (closed)
The Secrets She Keeps, 2020
Dye, Thread, Silk 24"H x 18"W
Embryologic objects, 2018
fishing yarn, surgical tubes 20 x 5 x 4 cm