What's it all about?
My art quilts look at one of the most basic elements of civilization - the making textiles - through a contemporary lens. As I work, I think about the historic impact and value of textiles throughout history; how tightly terms for weaving and sewing are woven into the evolution of languages. I imagine caravans along ancient trade routes bringing exotic silks from the East. By creating my own unique fabrics using dyes, paint and stitches; I become part of a great continuum of artists who find textiles tell intimate stories about the people who create them. Throughout time - and throughout the world - a quilt can swaddle a baby; cover the bed of newlyweds; serve as a shroud; or hang on a wall as art. For me, creating with textiles embodies something that lives in all our DNA and honors the ancient cultural ties that bind us all.
Let's make something beautiful.