The dye pot is where I fell in love with the world of textiles; dying yarn for tufting is as important to me as mixing colors is for a painter. It continues to play a leading role in my approach. Some colors come out so well they are celebrated in small works, hung together like map pins. Others form larger skyscapes, echoes of wayfinding through memories and dreams.
In the spectrum of styles, I land in abstract fiber arts. I work in a variety of textiles forms; from tufting to felted sculptures, weaving to sewing. The work I am currently concentrating on is machine tufting; using a yarn-fed power tool to create wall pillows and soft sculptures with hand-dyed wool.
The tufts are soft, blending texture and pigment. When displayed, the pieces soften a space, and invite the viewers to come closer. Everyone who encounters these pieces of art wants to touch them. It’s my favorite part of textiles: creating work that entices people to interact directly with the fibers.
ArtPop Street Gallery
I am a proud member of the ArtPop Street Gallery class of 2021