from the very minute i put dyes onto silk, i knew
i was seduced into a world that i little understood
but loved. while now i have a better understanding of
how dyes and paints effect the materials i work with,
my excitement hasn’t changed much in the intervening
years – and that’s a good thing because
it keeps my interest alive and my spirit to experiment
it is always challenging to use materials like silk and
cotton as a substrate, planning the combination fabric weight,
color palette, dyes and paints with personal imagery - layering
one on top of the other - like leaves resting after an autumn
rainfall. the complexity of layering is accomplished with
fine textile paints, inks and dyes along with my own unique
toolbox of silkscreens, stamps, crayons, drawing implements
and repurposed materials.
recently, i’ve spent many days and weeks studying
color, light and vision - perceptions of our world –
and how those elements create unique experiences for me
as an artist and also you as a viewer, as i hope you lose
yourself in the wonderment of the imagery.
the disintegration and reintegration of found and new elements
propels me into spaces i can’t always predict! i hope
you’ll travel with me on my journey and i would love
to hear from you as we explore the great unknown together.