My primary interest as a fiber artist is focused on the use of natural materials to create unique combinations of color and texture. I enjoy spending time in nature and bringing the beauty of our natural environment to my artwork using eco-dyeing and printing. This technique has many surprising effects: the colors transferred by the leaves, the engraved imprint of their shape on fabric, and the depth and combination of the dye colors forming the background. Eco-printing and dyeing transforms plain fabric into unique works of art, crafted from Mother Nature.
In addition to using natural materials in my art, I am also interested in ‘up-cycling’ or re-using pre-made garments as my canvas. This practice continues and expands my strong belief in supporting environmentally-friendly activities in my artistic endeavors. We can still wear beautiful clothing and protect the environment by re-using and recycling quality textiles. When combined with the unique art of eco-printing and dyeing, and the unpredictable results of the process, the final artwork reduces waste AND adds beauty to our world.
I have received informal training in these techniques from artists in the community but am primarily self-taught. Before moving to Santa Fe NM in 2018, I was a member and ongoing juried exhibitor of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in the Alexandria (Virginia)-based Torpedo Factory Art Center.
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