I use diverse techniques: free motion machine stitching, screen printing, hand stitching, crochet, yoomchi (felting mulberry paper) and basketry construction techniques. When approaching a specific work, one of the first challenges is to determine the techniques best suited to the topic.
Remains 2 dealt with loss and memory and was done with free motion machine stitching on soluble base material to emphasize the fragility of remembrance. On the other hand, I like experimenting and manipulating the materials, and then studying the outcome. This was the approach taken in Vessel of Secrets and African Princess, both outcomes of a conversation with the material.
Edge has exhibited my work since 2013.
August Featured Artist:
Artist’s Selected Exhibitions
Above: Vessel of Secrets, 10” x 5” x 5”
Fine art/Fine craft, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Explorations in Fiber, Tim Murphy Gallery,
Micro/Macro, Foundry Art Centre,
St. Charles, MO
Art at the Center, Overland Park, KS
International Fiber Arts VIII, Sebastopol CA
Above: Remains 2, 35” x 25”
Left: African Princess, 13” x 14” x 7”