A classically trained artist, her recent work combines multiple
processes while evoking an educational discipline. In Still Life with
Flowers and Fringe, imprinted florals are embroidered as dyed fab-ric
forming the shape of a vase. Her Boho Bouquets enlist a similar
approach, nodding to works by Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy.
“I did a free online workshop with three different fiber artists. For
one, the prompt involved doing a sketch to learn how to transfer it
onto fabric,” she says. “I did a still life sketch. If you take the sketch,
put it on fabric, stitch through then tear the paper away, it’s right
there. I would’ve never thought of that.”
While she prefers to start with eco-prints, she hasn’t abandoned
her knitting skills. The proverbial lightbulb of creation exists in her
Queen Anne’s lace and clover infused with madder root printed on silk crepe
de chine scarf.
Pecan (from the Bag series), 20 x 20 inches, pecan printed on paper,
various painted and distressed papers, shopping bag, beads.
Maple Windfall, 31 x 37.5 inches, Japanese maples printed on linen, stitched
with hand-dyed cotton thread.
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Queen Anne’s Lace (from the Grid series), Queen Anne’s lace
printed on paper, various painted and distressed papers, jewelry