December 16, 2017
Gallery

Explore one of the galleries below:

Fabric Art

Fractals in Fabric

Fractals are complex geometric designs generated through mathematical formulas. Nature reveals itself in fractal structures so that the design of an atom looks similar on a computer to the design of a galaxy. Fractals capture my imagination as I create the designs on my computer to explode into the infinite universe and implode to microscopic size. Often I print the designs on fabric and use embroidery and beading to enhance the designs.


Variations on the Dance of Life

My designs explode, implode, encircle, spiral, branch and wander. The designs simulate the universe at a microscopic level. DNA strands unfurl as organic growth and cellular images spiral upward from sea beds. Underwater creatures writhe and struggle to break barriers. My invented biological microcosm zooms in on variations of life’s dance. Look at the turbulent, irregular, twisting flow patterns and complexity at the cellular level. I use dense stitching, dye, and paint to make the textiles reveal light, shadow, movement, and color in the Dance of Life.

Landscapes, Seascapes, and Florals

Land and sea inspire many of my designs. Often, I transfer my designs to fabrics or canvas and create mixed media art. Next I print, dye or paint the fabrics. Then the fun begins! I add sparkle, color, movement and light by using beads, ribbons threads, yarns, and numerous surface design techniques.

Painting and Mixed Media

Spirals

I love creating eccentric shimmering spirals that careen, twist, and wander. My imagination transports me through spirals at microscopic levels of plant and animal life. Then, my imagination carries me through whirlpooling ocean currents and spiral galaxies. I experiment with mixed media to combine textures and colors of hand-dyed fabrics, painted papers, beads, and found objects.

Biomorphs

Art leads me on creative journeys of exploration and self-discovery. It stimulates me to unleash new wild and fantastic visual ideas. I love to capture the moment, whether I am using fabrics, paints, printing, multi-media, or surface design techniques. Many of my organic designs reflect an invented biological microcosm. I call my new designs “Biomorphs” as I blend plants and animals through printing and creating collages.