recent work  -  cellular structure  -  walking through time  -  nest  -  dots  -  flowers, gardens & fields  -  landscape

PRAIRIE/WALL #2: ASTER SEASON

PRAIRIE/WALL #2: ASTER SEASON
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2012 - 69" x 87"
art quilt: dye and paint on fabric (silk, cotton)
fused collage mono-printed, machine quilted


PRAIRIE/WALL #3: AUTUMN BLUESTEM

PRAIRIE/WALL #3: AUTUMN BLUESTEM

PRAIRIE/WALL #3: AUTUMN BLUESTEM
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2012 - 59" x 89.5"
art quilt: dye and paint on fabric (silk, cotton)
fused collage mono-printed, machine quilted



FLOWER FIELD #4: RUDBECKIA, ET AL.

FLOWER FIELD #4: RUDBECKIA, ET AL.

FLOWER FIELD #4: RUDBECKIA, ET AL.
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2012 - 59" x 88.5"
art quilt: dye and paint on fabric
(silk, cotton, found fabrics)
fused collage, mono-printed, machine quilted





  STUDIO HISTORY (in four parts)
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2010 - 73" x 73"
dye and paint on fabric (silk, cotton, polyester, commercial and found fabrics, recycled clothing), fused, mono-printed, machine quilted

Over the past several years I have collected one-foot squares representing various themes and aspects of my work.  I placed them side by side to compare and tell a story of my studio practice.  Nests, circles, cells, patches and grids all met.

 



DISPLAY I
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2009 - 30" x 50"
dye and paint on silk and cotton, found fabric, fused, machine quilted
Private Collection

While enjoying time in a quilt shop last year, I came upon a large rack of embroidery floss
and was stunned by its visual strength.  It reminded me of my joy as a young girl,
buying hanks of this same thread at the Ben Franklin Five-and-Dime,
carefully choosing colors for my latest sewing project. 



DISPLAY II
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2008 - 45" x 76"
dye and paint on silk, cotton, found fabrics, fused, mono-printed, machine quilted
On tour with Quilt National 2009

While enjoying time in a quilt shop last year, I came upon a large rack of embroidery floss
and was stunned by its visual strength.  It reminded me of my joy as a young girl,
buying hanks of this same thread at the Ben Franklin Five-and-Dime,
carefully choosing colors for my latest sewing project. 

 



WALKING THROUGH TIME IX
(VINE)
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2010 - 51.5" x 34"
dye & paint on silk & cotton, found fabrics, fused,
mono-printed, machine quilted





WALKING THROUGH TIME X
(DUSK)
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2010 - 51.5" x 34"
dye & paint on silk & cotton, found fabrics, fused,
mono-printed, machine quilted

 




WALKING THROUGH TIME XI
(DANCE)
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2010 - 74" x 25"
dye & paint on silk & cotton, found fabrics, fused,
mono-printed, machine quilted



WALKING THROUGH TIME XII
(DUSK)
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2010 - 75" x 25"
dye & paint on silk & cotton, found fabrics, fused,
mono-printed, machine quilted




PRAIRIE/WALL 1
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2010 - 69" x 87"
dye and paint on fabric (silk, cotton, polyester, commercial and found fabrics,
recycled clothing), fused, mono-printed, machine quilted

My love affair with Wisconsin continues in the pursuit of prairie.  Instead of vastness, the prairie gardens/fields now have walls. 
They are sanctuaries and I am glad for their revival. My uncle during the last ten years of his life worked tirelessly
to create a small spot of prairie. He sang in praise of grasses and wildflowers.  I listened.

 



CELL TYPE #1
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2010 - 45" x 45"
art quilt; dye and paint on silk and cotton, found fabric,
recyclyed clothing, ribbon, braid; fused, mono-printed, machine quilted

A friend’s mother died and left behind a fascinating collection of fabrics, notions,
and trims. By rummaging through this late seamstress’ goods, I felt a connection in vision
and created these works. Once again I’ve used the idea of cells as units,
then collected them into “types” and played with polka dot puns.

 


CELL TYPE #2
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2010 - 45" x 45"
dye and paint on silk and cotton, found fabric, recyclyed clothing, ribbon, braid; fused, mono-printed, machine quilted

A friend’s mother died and left behind a fascinating collection of fabrics, notions, and trims. By rummaging through
this late seamstress’ goods,I felt a connection in vision and created these works.  Once again I’ve used the idea of cells
as units,then collected them into “types” and played with polka dot puns





SPECIMEN #1: HIDE
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2010 - 66" x 43"
dye on silk, mono-printed, found fabrics,
fused, machine quilted



BODY PARTS (ZEBRA PARTS, PAISLEY SLEEVE)
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2007 - 81" x 61"
dye and paint on silk, cotton, found fabrics, fused,
mono-printed, machine quilted
Collection of Gateway Canyons Resort


BODY PARTS
is a sampler, with various patterns and painterly surfaces.  The recycling of clothing, including silk prints of the 80’s, incorporates the time capsule nature and thriftiness of traditional quilts, a type of recording of popular culture.

In this piece floral prints imply domesticity and decoration, while the wildly altered surfaces of animal prints offer a primitive connection to femininity and the sometimes hilarious whims of fashion.  As a girl who grew up sewing clothes, I have naturally identified these flat pattern shapes with parts of the female body.



recent work  -  cellular structure  -  walking through time  -  nest  -  dots  -  flowers, gardens & fields  -  landscape

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