Both my mother and grandmother were superb seamstresses, so working with textiles is in my blood. While they started with patterns, I often have no idea where I am going. I just rip and cut and lay out unusual fabric combinations until I see something developing. Or, if I do have an idea, I work from a vague sketch. Then with sewing, painting, drawing and more cutting, I push the image as far as I can into being. It is a very personal process, bringing to light images from deep within me. They can be humorous or moody, whimsical, unfathomable, or lately political. I hope to create something that stirs viewers or at least gives them a good laugh.
Funny Bone—Visions Art Museum—San Diego, CA—2017
Pathfinders—Southern Utah Museum of Art—Cedar City, UT—2017
H2Oh!—National Quilt Museum—Paducah, KY—2017
Visions Art Museum—Online Exhibit "Under A Spell"—San Diego, CA—2016
Stories of Migration—The Textile Museum, George Washington University—Washington, D.C.—2016
Coastal Fiber Arts—Clatsop County Heritage Museum—Astoria, OR—2015
National Fiber Arts Exhibition—Escondido Municipal Gallery—Escondido, CA—2010