Artist Statement

I am a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, and graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta with a BFA in Surface Design. In my art life, I have followed my bliss in many areas of textiles and surface design: weaving, manufacturing, knitting, clothing production, dyeing, embroidery, always continuing my romance with fiber. At present, I am exploring the limitless possibilities of artcloth. Starting with a white piece of fabric and dyeing, discharging, stamping, screenprinting, stitching, and embellishing until the magic moment comes when I know it is done. Each layer is a lesson in trusting my own creativity because I can’t take back what I have done and it never comes out exactly the way I envisioned it. Each layer interacts with the layers before…I love it!