Domestic TNT Series
Quilted Felt Vessel
26" H x 12" W x 12" D
Fiber Art! A medium that transcends language and culture. We all experience fiber every day, so fiber is immediately familiar and unintimidating. Painting, Quilting, Machine Embroidery, Felting, Sewing, Mixed Media -- these words describe my creative work. Using quilting and fiber in expressive ways is my passion.
My real world work experience started with research and engineering. Eventually I opened my fiber art studio and later worked several years as the Managing Editor of On Track! Magazine, a niche magazine for the International Machine Quilters Association (IMQA) now out of existence. Currently I am back to studio work.
I work with many types of fibers, pigment paints, and dyes. My quilted fabric paintings and 3D vessels are better known but I also wet felt and needle felt with wool to create abstract landscapes and 3D vessels. I have a special interest in painting marbled fabrics (see above image) and have run a number of marbling workshops over the years.
My inspiration comes from God, nature and life experiences. I love color and use it often in bold and expressive ways. Craftsmanship is also vitally important. Working with fiber is labor intensive and requires a certain perseverance which can also be an inspiration in and of itself. Refer to my Artist Statement for more details.