When not in my studio at home I love to travel and experience diverse natural landscapes. During my travels I keep extensive sketchbooks; collecting colors, images, ideas, and inspiration to use as a starting piece for my work when I return home. Somehow it feels right to translate the experience of traveling over vast landscapes into quilts. The patchwork form, large scale, and history of quilts as a storytelling device makes this medium perfect for me to experiement with telling the story of a place or a journey. I am also able to combine natural dyeing of fabric with silkscreen to create pieces that communicate with both atmospheric color and imagery.
'Gather': a series of quilts and and interactive books
The Island, Makah Quilt 5 x 5 feet silkscreen, gum arabic transfers, knitting, found objects, fabric hand dyed with black walnut, and handsewing.
The Tower and The Meadow Quilt 3 x 5 feet silkscreen, monotype, gum arabic transfers, fabric hand dyed with black walnuts, knitting, sewing
Dream of Arches Quilt 3.5 x 6.5 feet silkscreen, monotype, gum arabic transfers, fabric hand dyed with black walnuts, knitting, hand-sewing
Mountains, Maps, and Storms 28 x 35" silkscreen, hand watercoloring, and hand-sewing with a pop-up map form.
Walk Slowly in the Shadow of the Tower 28 x 35" silkscreen, hand watercoloring, and hand-sewing with a pop-up map form.
Mapping the Chorus at Dawn 28 x 35" silkscreen, hand watercoloring, and hand-sewing with a pop-up map form.
Glacial Lakes Quilt 2.5 x 3.5 feet silkscreen on fabric and paper
'Winter Quilt' silkscreen on fabric 7 x 5 feet
'Desert Colors Quilt', 7 x 5 feet, hand dyed fabric and hand sewing
'Spring Colors Quilt' 3 x 4 feet found burlap dyed with soil, hand dyed muslin, silk, rayon, and cotton.