I love the depth and variation in color found in flower petals. I'm particularly intrigued by dahlias, which have layer after layer of petals, sometimes loose and flowy, other times tight and almost cylindrical. This piece was the outcome of study of many different forms of dahlias.
2016, 48"Hx60"Wx8"D, $2000
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The flexibility of cloth and stitch lends itself well to creating motion and texture, and I'm interested in how the processes of layering and then taking away can create dimension and shape. Layer after layer is peeled away to expose what's underneath: organic openings that shift in shape, color, and depth. This piece began with hand painted cloth and a machine quilted base, and then are layered and/or cut away, and anchored with hand stitching. Each layer corresponds to a 160ft topo line from a USGS map of the White Mountain Wilderness in southern New Mexico. The region depicted was chosen in gratefulness for my favorite childhood hiking trail: Crest Trail #25.
2016, 42"W x 28"H x 4"D, $950
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What do I want to say? That climate change is real and we need to take responsibility for it? That if we don’t protect our environment and natural resources now, our children won’t have anything left to protect in the future? That evidenced-based science should inform policy? That immigrant rights are human rights? That feminism isn’t a dirty word? That implicit bias is real and ignoring racism won’t make it disappear? Yes, yes, yes to all of that. But more overarchingly, I want to say that my (and your) American experience is not all American experiences. That good leadership requires recognizing that those you serve don’t have the same needs and perspectives as you do. Stop conversing with only those who think like you do. To quote our choir director- “Listen louder than you sing”.
2017, 29.5W x 42H, $1,000
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This wintry night scene is designed to capture the relationship between us, standing alone in the darkness, and the piercing lightness of the world outside.
In this quilt I wanted to explore the ideas of ambiguousness and of taking away, of suggesting. The feelings of the woman staring out the window are up to you- is she hopeful? Sad? Desperate? Inspired? I wanted her expression to be sufficiently unclear that the interpretation reflected the feelings and situation of the viewer rather than the artist.
2015, 42 x 50, Currently in Quilt National 2015
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These three pieces are part of an ongoing series of experiments I’m working on to see how far I can go with “quilts”. All three of these fairytale forms started off as quite traditional quilted mariner’s compass blocks that were painted, free-motion quilted, cutaway, and sculpted. I leave it to the viewer! Does it still look like a quilt?
2017, 24"W x 36"D x 18"H, $700
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The flexibility of cloth and stitch lends itself well to creating motion, and texture, and I'm interested in how the processes of layering and then taking away can create dimension and shape. Layer after layer is peeled away to expose what's underneath: organic openings shift in shape, color, and depth. My art quilts begin with hand painted cloth and a machine quilted base, and then are layered and/or cut away, and anchored with hand stitching.
2015, 12 x 18 x 1.5, $350
For more on this piece, check out the blog.
In remembrance of women throughout the world who remain voiceless, oppressed, judged for their choices, or stripped of their identity. In solidarity with those of all faiths, or no faith, who choose inclusion rather than anger.
2016, 34 x 45, $1,500
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2016, 12"W x 24"H, $195
For more information about this piece, please see the blog post about it.