I began stitching in high school. For the next 20 years I always had a ‘kit’ going…needlepoint, crewel, or counted cross stitch. I just love the act of hand stitching, it soothes me. Now, as an artist, I’m creating my own one-of-kind pieces, often combining fabric, paper, and felt to make a soft, pliable surface to stitch. I love the making of art, and cloth is an especially appealing surface for me.
Ralph and I met at in about 1970 or 71 in Alaska, when I worked at Mt. McKinley National Park (now called Denali Nat’l Park). We were both 20, and had dreams of adventure and passion. We stayed in touch through letters and visits until about 1975, in and out of each others lives as […]
Measures 11 inches x 14 inches
Measures 11.5 inches x 7 inches. $175.
Measures 13 inches x 9 inches (unframed)
Framed to 18 x 16 inches
Influenced by a recent trip to Ireland in 2008, I’ve blended and mended my memories of the beauty and variety of the luscious rich green hills and meadows, the kindness and wit of the people with the tragic history of the country. While visiting Ireland, I saw bogs for the first time. The bogs are […]
Basilica San Marco is a visual memoir of my first trip to Venice, Italy in 2010. Inspired by Saint Mark’s Cathedral and its interior lined in shimmering gold glass mosaic tiles, I imagined the medieval congregation costumed in rich jewel-toned brocade. The grand, glorious sculptured horses of San Marco that grace the front of the […]
Eucalyptus pods and leaves fractured by cutting into bits, chunks, and squares. In this case, reassembled and overlaid with circles to become nearly whole again if only in memory. A Zen meditation and tribute to the giant, regal, scented Eucalyptus tree with its colors of taupe, celadon and plum. I’m a native California, and, […]
Rusty forgotten gears, mysterious machine parts. Perhaps an ancient instructional manual with text no longer legible…. taking on the appearance of an illuminated manuscript. How did the parts fit together? What part did they play in the making of something? How much time has passed since they were used? How is the space between ages […]