Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I've just completed the first module of the penultimate piece in the HUGE Chroma series.  Been two years since I started on this eight piece series which now has six 2 meter pieces complete.    It is an exploration of color, its sources and meaning.  My goal is to finish Black/White/Silver by summer's end and the last piece (EarthTones) by the end of the year.  If you have missed any of the previous ones please scroll back and back in this blog to get caught up. 

The pictured module explores textures through weaving and hand made beads.  Each of the pieces in the Chroma series has a texture module. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Ghost Circles

Another pretty complex art quilt:   I dyed, printed, painted, laminated paper to fabric, applied Angelina, and stitched both on the sewing machine to piece the work and then by hand to quilt it.  The feathery nature of the Angelina gives the work its name.

Roiling Waters

Just finished a new quilt.   All of the underlying fabrics were shibori dyed and screen printed.  I used upcycled household plastics to continue my theme of Gyres (Garbage Patches in our oceans), and then made hundreds of French knots in white and silver threads/yarns to accent the foamy surface.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Chroma:Purple DONE!

I've been up in Sacramento for the opening of Confluence at the Temp Gallery (the show is there until the end of the month and looks GREAT) but somehow have managed to complete Chroma:Purple.  This is the sixth one in the Chroma series and a tough one as there are just not that many associations with the color.   The next one: Black/White/Silver, will be a breeze in terms of thematic possibilities for each module.    I'm aiming for completing the whole series of eight by the end of this year.  Wish me luck.