I take much of my inspiration from nature, especially fleeting, intimate images that work like apertures to a wider reality – ground shadows tell of the unseen sky above, a bird’s eye hints at an unknown mind. Many of my pieces represent silhouettes, shadows, and reflections – the graceful, organic abstractions created by the interplay of light and environment.
My fibre artwork features my original method of “surface weaving,” which combines techniques from hand embroidery and needle weaving with free-motion machine stitching and quilting. The process is incremental and contemplative, yet involves a large element of spontaneity. It results in a richly textured surface with myriad fractured colour interactions.