My vision for a fabric landscape is based on traditional landscape paintings featuring prominent geologic formations and trees, composed to convey a sense of endless depth. My subject matter is most often the Colorado mountains.
A photograph may provide inspiration and structure for my composition. But instead of replicating the photograph, I use the color and texture of my chosen fabrics to inspire the shapes of the elements in my work, and how they interact with light and shadow. I cut out small pieces of fabric in the color I'm after, and machine applique onto the work. To finish the piece, I use free-motion quilting and thread painting to bring the fragments together into a pleasing piece of art.