Size: 36"W x 31"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Nature’s awe and beauty provides endless inspiration for my art quilts. Through the characteristics of the fabric, design, and piecing process, I strive to capture the essence of nature’s spirit rather than mimic every detail, allowing the viewer to make their own connection with the subject. Art quilts can transform moods and emotions into the contentment and calm found in nature, where time is measured by the quiet passing of seasons rather than the frantic ticking of seconds.
I always wanted to be able to draw and paint, and I always admired those who were able to see an object and render it realistically on paper with pencils or paint. I was never able to do so. However, over time I realized I could make art with fiber – grasses for baskets, yarn for weavings, fabric for quilts. I made my first quilt when I was in graduate school - a simple strip-pieced “Around the World” quilt. From the very beginning I was concerned mostly about the colors – for that quilt I wanted to achieve a smooth gradation of color in the fabric choices. Since then, I have taken a series of workshops from nationally and internationally renowned artists. I am always fascinated with their creative process and how they work. I’ve adopted bits and pieces of how they work into my own. While some quilters use fusing techniques for their quilts that allow them to render realistic landscapes, I use traditional piecing techniques to obtain a result that is more abstract.