Previous Work: Textiles

Place is central in my life and art is the connection between where I am and who I am. In these fabric works, painting on the fabric sets the place and the atmosphere, and appliqué and stitching give focus and intensity.

Lakeviews, 2 – 6 7/8"h x 33 1/4"w – acrylic, hand and machine stitching, applique on cotton – 2011
Shifting attention between looking close-up and far-away; working with the intensity of Lake Superior's color, light and enormous space.

Detail of Lakeviews, 2
Lakeviews, 3 – 9 3/4"h x 21 3/4"w acrylic – stitching and applique on cotton – 2012
Focusing on the water, stitching its energy and rhythms and positioning that against the greens of beach vegetaion.
Detail of Lakeviews, 3
Lakeviews, 4 – 11x28" – acrylic, hand and machine stitching, applique on cotton and handmade paper – 2012
Looking at both the dance of light on the water and the colors and textures of the shoreline.
Detail of Lakeviews, 4
Lakeviews, 5 – 10"h x 30 1/4"w – acrylic, hand and machine stitching, rag paper and applique on cotton – 2013
Working with the wide expanse of changing light over the lakeshore and water.
Detail of Lakeviews, 5
Beachwalks, 1 – acrylic, hand and machine stitching, applique on discharged cotton – 2011
Small bits of color and various shapes of little objects seen in a close scrutiny of the beach.
Detail of Beachwalks, 1
Songs of the Lake, 4 – 15"h x 19 1/2"w – hand stitching on linen – 2009
Stitching wave patterns onto linen, the energetic gesture drawings of the lake become meditative mark-making.
Detail of Songs of the Lake, 4
Songs of the Lake, 5 – 14 3/4"h x 17 3/4"w – acrylic and hand stitching on linen – 2010
Stitching wave patterns onto linen, the energetic gesture drawings of the lake become meditative mark-making.
Detail of Songs of the Lake, 5
Beachmarks, 4 – 8"h x 8"w – hand and machine stitching, piecing, applique on commercial and tea-stained cottons – 2008
Working with bird tracks on a sand beach on the south shore of Lake Superior.
Beachmarks, 5 – 15 1/2"h x 14 1/2"w – acrylic, piecing, hand and machine stitching on cotton – 2009
Working with the infusion of light, the energy of waves and the delicate bird tracks and traceries on a sand beach on the south shore o Lake Superior.
Detail of Beachmarks, 5
Beachmarks, 7 – 16 1/2"w x 20 1/2"w – acrylic, piecing, hand and machine stitching on cotton – 2009
Working with the infusion of light, the energy of waves and the delicate bird tracks and traceries on a sand beach on the south shore of Lake Superior.
Detail of Beachmarks, 7
November Woods – 15 "h x 16 "w – acrylic, stitching and applique on linen – 2011
The woods with the leaves gone, the colors basically greys, but brilliant bits of remaining color show up strongly.
Detail of November Woods
December Light – 17"h x 17"w – acrylic, stitching and applique on silk and linen – 2011
A grey month with cool tonality, but viewed with the added lights and energy of the holidays.
Detail of December Light