Weaving and Painting
I weave, paint and recycle.
From an early age, weaving has been my vocation and avocation. As I push into painting, I weave canvases. I use the stretcher as a frame loom and abandon the horizontal and vertical structure traditional to weaving.
I recycle used fabric and plastic in my work, being conscientious about the waste that is produced on the planet, and that it will require disposal.
I paint to announce the texture of the cloth and to simultaneously obscure it. The paint creates mystery. The viewer is invited to touch and ask questions about my work. I base my work on images that capture my attention, but once the work begins, the reference is abandoned and the process responds to the work itself. In each work I ask a new question about painting, weaving, texture, color, pattern and movement.
Please contact me to purchase work or discuss a commission.