Artist Statement

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In my artwork, I am seeking to find the simple essence of a thought, idea or object.  Nature and my surroundings are my main inspirations.  Concepts get abstracted into graphic lines, geometric shapes and a range of color.  My colors are achieved by hand dyeing the fabrics.  Although mostly solid, upon closer inspection, the colors reveal imperfections and understated color variations.  This creates subtle texture and variation in the artwork.

A home sewing machine is used to put the work together and I am currently exploring the use of stitching as a “drawn” line, as well as a textural element.