"Overall, the greatest pleasure I get in doing my work, is seeing the progress from an idea, through the gathering of materials needed to the final realization of the completed object."
|Pattern” - 2011, tapestry: wool, natural dyes, 38½” x 36½”|
When did you first become interested in fiber?
In the early 1970s, I’d noticed someone wearing a handwoven blouse, and became curious about how cloth was made. This started the long path that has taken me many unusual places.
What about the medium of fiber appeals to you?
“From My House to Your Homeland” - 2003
, tapestry installation, hand-dyed wool and silk,
54” x 98”
This piece is a concern about loss of homes in times of war, and the line comes form a poem by June Jordan.
“Canace” - 2011, silk, natural dyes; |
four selvedge wedge weave, 5¼” x 5”
“Sutra” - 2008, tapestry: Navajo and Tibetan wool, silk, natural dyes,
44½" x 38½",
Which dead artist do you most identify with?
“Nocturne” - 2002, rug:
hand dyed wool on linen warp, 83" x 54"
the work would not be my own.