Artist Statement

I love strong contrasts… light and dark… bright and dull… angles against curves… serenity amongst turbulence…

I am captivated by color… the subtler, the more unexpected, the better. There is no such thing as a bad color… every hue, every tint and shade has its possibilities.work_2

My inspiration comes primarily from art… the extraordinary sense of speed and energy the Italian Futurists captured in their paintings… the feeling of mystery, even danger, in de Chirico’s surreal cityscapes… the German Expressionists’ outrageous use of color…

Fiber is my medium, inherited from generations of knitting, sewing, embroidering, rug-making, and, yes, weaving women…

The challenge – to create these legacies anew within the grid of warp and weft, using wools, silks, cottons and the colors brewed in my dye pots.

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