Coming to quilting with a varied background in fine arts and textiles, I have embraced the fiber art medium. My work can be found in international exhibitions, private and public collections.
In 2005 I developed The Bhavana Project, an ongoing community work based on Tibetan prayer flags. Please visit the site! I teach flag making and creative process workshops.
As a certified teacher specializing in adaptive yoga, I have taught classes for the Multiple Sclerosis community and the general population for over 20 years.
With gratitude I acknowledge the encouragement and guidance of my teachers.
I find a common thread within art, meditation and yoga practices. They all have tools to help us be more present and clear. Blending the three becomes my contemplative practice. It allows me to appreciate the art making process more fully, which then naturally flows into other aspects of my life. I aim to pass along a sense of balance with my art. Through teaching I aspire to share what I have learned so others may also benefit.
My artwork is a response to nature’s beauty. I translate inspiration from water, earth, or light to fabric and to three dimensional forms using surface design. Cloth is my ideal medium for creating rich texture, lending itself to manipulations by paint, water, or heat, often with unexpected results. I use shrinkage as one means to achieve texture, along with appliqué. However technique is only the beginning of my process. Working intuitively, I allow curiosity to lead me through experimentation as the piece unfolds. Discovery nourishes this creative path in the end.