As fiber artist I enjoy the malleability and the colors of fabrics through various steps, beginning with dyeing and painting fabric or working with commercial fabrics, mostly batiks. After creating the top layer by sewing little pieces of fabrics together I then use this “canvas” a second time to enhance the shapes with quilting lines. Essentially, I’m “painting” with fabric and threads.
In the past two years my work revolved mainly around the topics of silence and solitude, sorrow and healing. My abstract art quilts are intended to give the viewer a visual place to pause, reflect on life and find inner peace. In addition, I explore other aspects of healing such as hope, balance and interactions. My work purposefully encourages stillness to counteract the fast pace of our daily lives.
The ultimate goal for my art quilts is to emphasize the healing power of art.