I am an artist who works with many fiber media and techniques – dyeing, weaving, Shibori, silk painting, batik, sculpture, collage, quilting and art-to-wear. This webpage showcases examples of all of these. I have focused on a common theme — the way my art reflects the dance of light, the energy which surrounds and nurtures us – which I hope is apparent here.
I think that for all of us, fiber is the first and last thing we experience — from swaddling clothes to burial shrouds. The fiber arts are among the oldest forms of human artistic expression, as well as utilitarian arts. They have been a part of all human cultures throughout time. We understand our history through the interpretation of fiber artifacts — clothing, weavings, basketry and tapestries. As a fiber artist, my work respects the tradition and craftsmanship inherent in the fiber arts and allows me to express my individuality.
I am inspired by the words of Joseph Campbell, “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.” In following my bliss, I seek my art and spirit in the joy of living now.
Painting on Silk | 48″ x 66″