This is the first of a series of small quilts I am making as part of my Extinct 23 Redwork Project. As you may recall, I am stitching all 23 species delisted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2021. However, I wish to balance that act of grief with an exploration of future-oriented action and celebration in a series of quilts, also done in redwork, based on the native plants I’m growing in my yard. Continue reading Creating a Wildlife Haven, One Plant and One Stitch at a time
My abstract work has always revolved around the idea of natural processes of metamorphosis and transformation. I was listening to music recently and found myself making these drawings of strange little floating entities. Then I tried to create them in stitch. Continue reading Embroidered wall-hanging, from sketches to finished product.
A year ago, I was at the point of despondency over the issue of climate change and ecological disaster. Of course, the news is not better on either of those fronts, but I personally feel better because I have found a way to be proactive. My answer to the climate change issue has been to change my own lifestyle, take a whole lot more political action, and to make these quilts. Continue reading Responding to the Climate Crisis with Quilts
Fortunately as a fiber artist, I doubt anyone is clamoring for me to start issuing NFTs, which is why this piece is meant as a joke. Continue reading NFTs Are Not for Me
I’ve been playing and exploring with watercolor lately, approaching these experiments with a strategy of simplicity. Continue reading Fruits of My January Hibernation