Self Portrait

Artist's Statement:

Welcome to my website.

I have been exploring the cultural roots and contemporary imagery of the fiber art movement that evolved from the study of aspects of textile traditions.  These traditions encompass an extraordinary variety of materials, processes and most importantly visual messages.  I have combined these traditions with my interests in feminist concerns, current issues in the arts and society and an abiding love for various foreign cultures.  My travels have taken me many places from which I have gained inspiration including India, Japan, Afghanistan, China and Latin America.  As an artist, I am concerned mainly with the visual message, that culminating image - the medium is usually secondary.

Over the years, I have continuously sought new processes, techniques, materials and devices in making my art.  I have endeavored to avoid putting myself in an artistic box by constantly reinventing myself and my artwork.  This exploration and effort finds expression in the variety of images displayed here.

I taught at the university level for over 35 years.  During that time, I have taught and been taught by scores of wonderful students and fellow artists, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers. These colleagues have challenged and encouraged me in my quest to stay current and continue progressing.

Enjoy your visit. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me.


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Ichi, Ni, San Carp detail