I was privileged to have one of my pieces
featured in the Exposure section of the
Summer 2012 issue of Surface Design.
Two of my Evergreen Health commissions
were included in the article Healing Threads:
Comfort and Creativity
Fiber Art Now Fall 2012
My work can be found at Xanadu Gallery.
Putting the Art in Fiber Arts
Fiber in Nature
Environmental & Audubon Center
On the Surface: Passions We Can't Hide
Phinney Arts Center
Shrunken Treasures 2009
North Seattle Community College
Celebrating Shoreline Artists 2009
Shoreline City Hall
20/20 Vision: 20 Artists for 20 Years 2009
Gallery at the Shoreline Center
I am a proud member of:
Seattle Weavers' Guild
North End Arts Tour
I have been on a quest for color my whole life. I grew up in the West
Texas desert which was devoid of color. The first jolt of color I
remember was seeing Navajo women weave in Santa Fe. Bold, red,
blacks and whites were leaping off the loom.
Yet, color was still elusive as I worked as a journalist in the black and
white world of newspapers. Next step was finding a new creative outlet
in weaving. Still I was weaving white on white. The change to color
came when I switched to using silk exclusively. Already dyed silk was
cost prohibitive so I needed to learn to dye. Color had invaded my
world. I have never turned back.
Texture through color is always the driving force of my art. As I work
with a certain color palette the meaning of the piece emerges.
Sometimes I choose the line and grids of Itajimi shibroi to evoke the
farms of my grandparents. Or I paint blues, yellows and greens across
the silk to recall memories of the Northern Lights in Alaska. Either way
the colors are what matters.
My silk constructions combine metal and silk into 2D pieces that have
some dimension. I enjoy the interplay of the soft silk with the hard
metal. Whatever forms the constructions take I am always after that
elusive texture on cloth through color.