Installation

My installation work uses simple materials to create structures that are dense with meaning and a sense of place. Fabric is fundamental to this process. It is an intimate part of our lives. It protects us from the elements, gives us comfort, and a means to express ourselves. It is both sensual and essential. Fabric encourages the viewer to connect with artwork in a way that is familiar and, at the same time, unique.

 

Susurration

Susurration

Susurration, a 12-foot by 40-foot piece of hand-dyed silk, was dyed using arashi shibori, an ancient Japanese technique of wrapping and compressing fabric around a pole. This surface design method creates thousands of organic, wave-like striated patterns,...

Playastan Crossroads

An installation at the 2014 Burning Man Festival, Playastan Crossroads was a collaboration with Peter Weston and many talented others. Made up of silk, wood, metal, and hand-made books, it measured 65-feet in diameter and rose to a height of 25 feet. Viewed...
The Orchard Room

The Orchard Room

A small group of fruit trees is woven together by strands of hand-dyed silk. The trees speak to the many years of service given by the orchard since it was planted by pioneer farmers over a hundred years ago. The silk binds the trees together, winding...
The Act of Becoming

The Act of Becoming

In this installation the figure is used to explore that which is seen and that which is kept close to the skin. The Waitress, the Mother, the Lover, all of these roles play a part in a woman’s life, fragmentary and coexisting. It is a self-portrait i...
Seen/Unseen

Seen/Unseen

Panels of sheer and translucent fabrics, patterned and textured with layers of dye, hang overlapping in an abandoned storefront. They flutter in the breeze of an unseen fan and are intermittently lit with silhouettes of urban crows.  The patterns on ...
Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

I have been creating interactive installations as places for meditation and reflection for the Fremont Arts Council’s Winter Solstice Feast since 1992, specializing in work with fabric and light since 2000. These spaces help us to stop and refocus, w...
Yew Are Here

Yew Are Here

Since 2008, I have installed an interactive destination space, or “living room” as part of the Ambiance Crew at the Oregon Country Fair. Painted fabrics, rugs, and pillows create a comfortable place to relax for a few minutes or a few hours. Daytime int...