My work addresses expectations and boundaries that come from a fettered past. The threaded order/dis-order of fiber and form challenge the pre-conceived boundaries of symmetry and disturb a predictable order. Interruption as such, reveals contradictions and makes room for liberation of movement. This aesthetic is informed by the freedom I felt – and feel in the outdoors; and the exhilaration I find revealed in nature.
I knew I would be a weaver when I first stepped into a small studio on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia in 1981. The inspiration of that first “meeting” has never stopped. Born in Indiana and relocated to central New England in the mid 1970’s, I graduated from Keene State College with a BA and quickly set up a family and homestead.
I am a weaver with 34+ years of textile experience – successes, experiments, unfinished ideas, and, yes … mistakes. My endorsement as an Arts-in-Education participant for the RI State Council on the Arts in 1996 propelled my teaching, encouraged my dreams, and has enabled me to pursue working with all ages and abilities. I currently teach at Slater Mill Museum in Rhode Island. I also love gardening, hiking, and swimming in the ocean early in the morning.