I was born with an eye for color and a passion for pattern. My
sensibilities simmered while I studied math, economics, and
design. After college, I took up needlepoint which appealed to my
sense and I found delight in repeating motifs.
I was exposed to different creative palettes living in Libya as a
and in Mexico and Brazil as a young adult. I was nourished by
folk art, pottery,
clothing, carpets and architecture. I learned to knit and
returned to the U.S.
designing complex, vibrant garments. It was truly one of the
my life when I came across a knitting book by Kaffe Fassett. His
integrate color and pattern resonated deeply within me.
I purchased a computer-programmable knitting machine and for ten
I was obsessed with the creation of wearable art, using repeating
a framework for vivid colorations. I continue to use knit pieces
in my collages.
In the last ten years, I have formally studied drawing, collage,
and composition. My introduction to beading several years ago
supplied the missing
link needed to mesh my needlepoint and knitting with monoprints,
fabrics, paper and
natural materials. Recently, my art has involved photography. I
set up and shoot still
lives, print the image on cloth, and embellish the resulting
image with embroidery,
beading, needlepoint, polymer clay, wire, and ribbon.
When I reflect upon my artistic path, I feel gratitude that I
have been able to
synthesize my disparate interests. My curiousity and reverence
for the natural
world are undimiinished by time. I like the notion of a "still"
life in a culture of
frenzied activity. I celebrate the visual complexity of simple
things. I can only
hope that my audience shares the harmony, peacefulness and joy
that my art