I create abstract landscapes in fabric that explore the relationship between fragments of different geological elements—water interacting with the land; fire interacting with ice; light and shadow on rocks or trees. I want to evoke an emotional response to the dynamics of the interaction I portray.
"Where the Water Runs Free"
triptych, 20" x 40"
This triptych, second in a series, explores how water interacts with the land in the arid West of North America. Rock, sand, water, sky and shadows combine into new patterns.
Juried into Front Range Contemporary Quilters Portfolio 2017
29 inches x 48 inches
Fourth in a series exploring how water, land and rock interact.
exhibited in 75: A Celebration of New Works in Fiber
the Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, Colorado
eight pieces, 15 inches by 7.5 inches each
This eight-panel piece continues my exploration of water interacting with the land. Drought is almost a perennial issue in the west. A dry lake bed gradually filling with water inspired the first panel. Rock, sand, water and shadows viewed from above combine into new patterns.
"After the Flood"
Juried into Front Range Contemporary Quilters Portfolio 2014
23 inches by 13 inches
In September, 2013, Colorado was hit with unprecedented flooding. I tried to express the chaos of roads and homes washed away, rivers overflowing and debris piled on top of each other and the hope of life continuing, represented by the sun.