To make my art, I take one part nature, one part photography, add influences from my background in graphic design, and make room for my love of spontaneous creation and texture, then stand back as my fiber art emerges.
My work comes from a place of open-ness to both the materials and the process. All is fair game. The specific materials and processes vary from piece to piece, but fabric, and other fiber materials, respond well to the manipulation, layering, and textures that I prefer in my work. The direct manipulation of the materials by my hands is very meaningful to me, and why I use “handcraft” materials and processes. While the pieces may be technically two dimensional, I consider the process sculpture-like.
Inspiration comes from objects and colors found in both urban landscapes and the natural world, but the strongest influence is texture; The bark of a tree, the cool smoothness of ice, the graininess of concrete, the hard symmetry of brick work, the leaves as they change from summer soft to winter brittle, sticks, and how those textures are visually influenced by changing light.