My interest in art began with weaving. It satisfied the logical, structured approach I was familiar with after teaching science for 20 years. However, somewhere between admiring the webs of paint in a Pollack and counting threads while preparing a warp for weaving, I found myself more drawn to the unfinished fibers than the cloth.
The wonderful tactile quality of a gossamer silk and fuzzy wool fibers attracted me more than the flat surface of the cloth. I began experimenting with silk fusion and felting, textile techniques using unwoven fibers to create a cloth-like fabric. These two methods are seen in most of my work.
I also use cast resin elements in my work. The ability to reproduce multiple copies of a sculpture allows me to focus on the symbolic or archetypal aspect of the image and thus, use the images to express a universal concept.
Sturgeon Gallery, Denver, CO (2017)
aBuzz Gallery, Denver, CO (2016)
Thornton Arts and Culture Center (2017)
Vessel, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA (2014)
Mantra, Journey Art Gallery, Canton, OH (2014)
Liturgical & Sacred Art, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL (2014 and 2016)
Yes, I Will Yes, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO (2014)
New Beginnings, First United Methodist Church, Boulder, CO (2015)
Black and White, 40 West Art Gallery, Denver, CO (Award of Excellence) (2015)
Celebration of Mo’ Print, Student Art League, Denver, CO (2016)
Colfax, 40 West Gallery, Denver, CO (Award of Excellence) (2016)
Blue Marble, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA (2016)
Fiber Innovations II, Parker Arts, Cultural and Events Center, Parker, CO (2016)
Abstracting the West, Wyoming Territory Prison Museum, Laramie, WY (2016)
Online Gallery, Front Range Contemporary Quilters, Denver, CO (2017)