Sculpture

Three practices come together to create my sculpture: form, surface, and stitch. Drawings become maquettes become patterns. Fabric is dyed, over-dyed, discharged, and printed. Hand- and machine-stitch are added for both embellishment and structure.

Branching

Branching

Turnip greens yarrow ricebean rutabaga endive cauliflower sea lettuce kohlrabi amaranth water spinach avocado daikon napa cabbage asparagus winter purslane kale. Celery potato scallion desert raisin horseradish spinach carrot soko. Lotus root water spinach...
Madrone

Madrone

This series of artwork is inspired by the beauty of Madrone trees and also by their fragility. Fabric, which is fundamental to my work, provides a metaphor. The textile-like bark of the Madrone peels away from the tree, littering the ground with papery...
Soft Coral

Soft Coral

On a trip to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula I snorkeled through an underwater garden of corals and sea fans under blue skies. Days later, a storm blew in with strong winds and rain. Snorkeling in these choppy waters I saw these same sea fans undulating d...
Trace

Trace

The Trace series evolved as a way to focus on the details of larger works. The small size, 12 x 12 inches, and the square shape allowed me to simplify and look closer. The first set of the Traces (One through Nine) focused on landforms: rivers, rifts,...
Stone

Stone

This series is inspired by travels through the landscape of the American West. Evoking concepts of time and memory, the work explores the idea of stone as both permanent and ephemeral. The Earth is solid and yet malleable. Time, wind, and water all make...
Blades and Cotyledons

Blades and Cotyledons

The Blades series explores shape as a metaphor for human interaction with the natural world. Obsidian, fractured into faceted shards from solid stone, creates a sharp, cutting edge. Hoes till and reap. We can focus on a single blade of grass in the expanse...
Seedpods

Seedpods

Seedpods hold the germ of life. They are receptacles of potential able to burst forth with new growth or slowly dry up into reminders of what could have been. I began working with this particular form at the end of 2009. In the Spring of 2010 I traveled...
Earth Forms and Artifacts

Earth Forms and Artifacts

This body of work is inspired by the landscape that surrounds us and the touch of human hands upon it. These influences, nature and civilization, intertwine. Each form is a document of the passage of time.   The Earth Forms are a direct response...
Vessels

Vessels

Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. --Tao Te Ching   The Vessel Series references the nature of vessels as both useful and sacred objects. In it I seek original revelation and wonder, reading fabrics as...