Despite a passionate dislike of home economics sewing classes, I returned to the thrum of a sewing machine in my middle age. It seemed the only way to create the line,
color, texture and shadow to express ideas about how life evolves physically, mentally and spiritually. I have listened a
million times to the “kerchunk” of the needle drop, using up thousands of yards
of sewing thread, building compositions stitch by stitch.
Covid isolation drew me away from the sewing machine toward new mediums. I began inking mantrams on prayer slips to provide spiritual support to those suffering around the world. While the crisis is mostly past, the work continues to evolve. One day the mediums may merge I suppose.
training includes a M.F.A. (2002) and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (2000) from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have shown work in the United States, Europe and Japan, including work in exhibitions at
the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, and the
Museum for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.