Bio

I received my BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and have exhibited and have been an artist-in-residence in the Midwest.  Since moving to the Philadelpjhia area in 1981, I have exhibited

at the University City Arts League, Provident National Bank, Ambler's "Art in the Storefront" Gallery, the Foulkeways Gallery, and the Olitski Gallery at Beth Or Synagogue (2009 & 2012).  I have had pieces included in the juried show at the Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill, PA (1982, 2006,

2009); the juried show, "Art and the Interpretation of Quilts," at the Penn Charter School (2005); the DaVinci Art Alliance exhibit "Fiber Artists: Philadelphia, #5 - an exhibition of texture and technique" (2008); and Arts on Arch Street (2009).  The Penn Foundation has purchased several of my pieces

for the permanent collection of their Recovery Center.  In the summer of 2014 and again in 2017 I

was invited to exbitit my fabric art work and photography at the Eastman Center in Grantham, New Hampshire. After exhibiting at the Northern Stage Playhouse  in White River Junction Vermont during the summer of 2018, I plan on taking a lengthy break from exhibiting to explore new directions.

 

Statement

 

I have been exploring the tactile and expressive qualities of fabric "paintings" for over a decade.  I

was drawn to the physicality of fabric and find endless creative potential in the immediacy of its

vibrant color and rich texture.  In this joy of materials and the tactile process I have felt a kinship with women throughout history who have used fabric and thread to express their creativity and skill.  

 

As I began to create fabric pieces that were more realistic representations of the landscapes and

birds I discovered while kayaking and hiking in New Hampshire, photography became an

increasingly important part of my creative process.  Currently I find myself drawn to a more abstract sensibility in my photography.  My hope is that both my fabric work and my photography is experienced by the viewer as an invitation to hesitate in the present moment and go forward with gratitude and curiosity.

 

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