Making contemporary "art" quilts of my own design is the culmination of my 60 years of artistic endeavors: drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and printmaking. I bring to fabric work the weight of my visual influences. and of my successes and failures.
Visual art can encourage wonder, absorption, perception and understanding. May my work engage, comfort and please you.
I strive to arrange forms, colors, shapes and patterns skillfully, to create an inviting and captivating composition. I do not have any overriding philosophic or emotional themes; I want the viewer to bring his/her perceptions and intuitions to bear and to freely interpret the work.
Fiber is my most recent artistic medium, and the most satisfying.
I love the variety of fabric styles, textures, colors, and patterns available.
A contemporary quilter is presented with so many visual challenges and opportunities - design, color choice, construction, stitching, border variations, and embellishment – it is virtually impossible to get bored. I envision years of exploration and experimentation ahead.