Monday, June 25, 2012

seed quilt detail

i have added a detail picture for those of you who would like a closer look

quilt series

i am working on a quilt series that explores the uses of the materials around us to create quilt-like structures -- seed quilt is number one in the series - it is constructed of rug canvas as a supporting structure - squares consisting of carpet warp are then knotted to provide the infrastructure to house the seed elements -- jute wrapped with carpet warp pierces the inner fabrication of the seeds to erupt from the center - woven squares of carpet warp finish off the quilt by adding an additional pattern

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

workshop in san antonio

i will be teaching a workshop in san antonio, texas at the southwest school of art for the fiber artists of san antonio on june 30 - july 1st -- i will be teaching the art of handmade paper (as a sculptural medium) as well as the techniques of wrapping, knotting and simple weaving - the students will utilize what they are taught and in doing so will create a personalized work of art that will be shadowboxed in order to show it off to its best advantage -- i look forward to seeing what they discover about using these techniques to delve further into their creative process

Thursday, June 14, 2012


wood, corrugated tin, rubber washers, and reed all come together to create this piece - our core of strength that enforces our beliefs and holds them to be our lifeline to the mysteries of life


mask is composed of bone, horsehair,metal wire, found metal object, carpet warp,reed, metal beads and rhinestones -- indicative of the ability to change what we are or who we appear to be simply by covering our true self with a facade -- an escape from our own reality