Discharge dye, stamped, painted cotton with couched threads. Quilted through pellon with cotton stamped backing. Stitched construction.
My work focuses on the destruction of plant habitats with an understanding of threats and the need for conservation. The forms of these life-giving seeds and pods are fascinating in complexity and always give me inspiration for unusual dimensional construction.
I am interested in beauty from decay through the pods and seeds of nature. As the most complex structure that a plant produces, I rely on my experience in weaving, sewing, and quilt technique to select the process needed to construct such forms. I work from the IUCN Red List database for extinction information as well as with a few botany scientists locally.
I do not aim to duplicate nature but to celebrate its beauty.