Artist Statement

I choose to work in fiber because I love color and texture.  While I am primarily known for my landscapes, it is color that pulls me in and texture that keeps me intrigued.  Color fascinates me in its complexity and its simplicity.  Combining color with the textures of silk, cotton, and linen provides almost unlimited design inspiration.  Add to that the technical questions of execution and presentation, and art becomes a wonderful puzzle to solve.  I dye my own fabrics and incorporate painting, screening, sun printing, and other techniques into my work in order to achieve just the right effect.  Many pieces take months from conception to completion, going through several transformations, guiding my process.  It is my hope to share my pleasure in these simple materials with others.