FIBER AND FABRIC ARE MY PAINT AND CLAY
The beauty of imperfection and asymmetry in nature, the marks that time, weather, life and loving leave behind are what inspire my art making.
My early work was entirely intuitive. I began a piece by painting, dyeing and/or discharging fabric - spontaneously, intuitively. Then I observed the treated fabric (sometimes over a period of weeks or even months) for a theme or message. When I finally "got" the message I then made visible the image I saw in the spontaneous painting using various forms of embellishment - primarily embroidery. I hand-stitched into the fabric, drawing out the message.
Creating with fabrics and fibers feels right to me. I hope these images feel right to you too.