Delicate. Reflective. Organic. These are the words that come to mind when I consider my recent work. Each of these works were created by multiple processes, including printmaking, sewing, quilting, hand embroidery, dyeing, photo transfers, and beading. I carry the idea for a piece of work with me for many months (sometimes years!) before I start putting the fabric and design together. It is most rewarding to finish a piece that reflects a vision I have carried with me for a long time.
I often think of the women in my family and the many that came before and made the path easier for me to walk upon. While sewing was once a utilitarian skill, it was still infused by the beauty and sensitivity of the person wielding the needle. This holds true today for the modern fiber artist. I often feel that my ancestors are looking through my pieces, watching me unfold. In a way my hands are their hands, using the collective skills they have passed down and expressing my personal experiences with the simple needle and thread.