My attraction to working in fiber stems from the range of possibilities offered by the materials and techniques. From the fluid act of painting on cloth, to the focused visual attention of arranging parts, to the tactile working of the stitches, I am continually excited by what I see.
My visual responses guide the process. I will expand a form that emerges out of adjacent fabrics; echo a line I've noticed twice already in paint and in cloth; articulate a pattern that appears too subtle; or use layers of sheer fabrics to deepen a color, alter a value, define a line, or mask what lies beneath.
Throughout the process, I am involved in an interplay between fresh responses and returning to influences, a balancing of structure and freedom.