Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Balance

 Balanced  12" x 12"
Balancing Act  12" x 12"

Stones have been a recurring motif in my work since my son died 7 years ago.  I have no good explanation.  Often on my walks along the coast I find rock cairns.  Someone else out there loves stones too, and they like to create these ephemeral sculptures.  Balance, even temporary, seems to be
a common human pursuit.  Most certainly a healthy one.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Upwellings

16" x 20"

16" x 16"

In response to a Call for Entry themed "Wellspring" I created the larger piece on top.  Then I reread the prospectus and discovered it was too long.  Hence the square version below.

Recently my photographer husband has been shooting macro images of the iridescent interiors of abalone shells and then having them printed on satin by Spoonflower.  Both of these pieces utilize some of that gorgeous fabric. 

Hopefully the smaller one will be curated into the exhibit some time next month.  Stay tuned.



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Target Practice 60"x60"


I love to piece improvisationally.  For this quilt I used a collection of "shot" cottons in which the warp threads and the weft threads are two different colors.  They are lightweight and lend themselves to easily seaming free hand cut curves.  If you happen to be a non-quilter reading this, I hope you enjoy the colors and loose lines.  

Friday, November 16, 2018

Snowy Plover 16" x 20"

For this collage piece, I used a remnant of very loosely woven wool, black felt,  photos of little snowy plovers that live on our local beaches, and hand embroidery.  Instead of making it an art quilt, I mounted the finished stitchery onto stretcher bars.  As soon as I finished, it flew away to become part of a private collection.  


Friday, October 5, 2018

Earth, Wind, Water, Fire. 12" x 18"


I created this small piece for an exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and I am pleased that someone purchased it.  


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Feed the Grid 21" x 31"


In an effort use what I already have, and to finish or repurpose abandoned work, lately I've been excavating my cabinets and closets for new inspiration.  The shibori dyed background which I quilted years ago with the term Solar Power in lots of different languages, was a happy find.  The square tiles  are leftover bits of hand dyed and painted silks and velvets which I appliqu├ęd onto the gridded background.  I love how the tiles seem to be floating on the turquoise grid.