Earth

Abstract pieced art quilt using earth colors and turquoise2010
16″ x 12.5″

In Private Collection

Art quilt created using appliqué, crystals, and decorative stitching with earth and sea tone cotton batiks. The quilt is mounted (with Velcro) on a black cloth covered frame.

“Earth” reflects the interplay of earth and sea which is felt so intensely in the islands.

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earth-detail

Spirit

Digitally printed image with felted alpaca roving

2013
22″ x 29.5″

Included in Sacred Threads 2013 Exhibition, within the theme of ‘Spirituality’

Contemporary art quilt: digitally printed on silk, machine quilted, embellished with felted alpaca roving 

This piece speaks to me of spirituality – rising from a base of groundedness into the light and higher meaning. Our path may be complex, fraught with temptation and darker moments, but if we persevere, we will reach the summit.

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Spirit

Kokyu-Nage

Abstract art quilt of aikido throw

2010
14.5″ x 11″

Quilted artwork, pieced with embellishments including yarn and angelina fiber

Many throws  in the martial art of aikido are called “Kokyu Nage” or Breath of the Nage. This is because the success of the throw relies heavily upon the timing and movement of the person being attacked.This piece depicts a flow of incoming energy (in red) being accepted and redirected. 

 

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Kokyu Nage, detail

Ice Flow

Digitally printed image on silk with beading

2012
34″ x 19.5″

Exhibited at:
ARTQUILTSwater: Professional Art Quilters Alliance – South Juried Exhibit
Juried Art Exhibit and Auction, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA

Art quilt digitally printed on silk. Machine quilted and embellished with beads. 

The ice in Antarctica is both beautiful and  mysterious with a breath-taking range of colors. The imagery in this fiber art piece was created from a photo taken in Antarctica and altered in Photoshop. It was then digitally printed  on silk and machine quilted.

 

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Ice Flow, detail

Emergence

Abstract art quilt digitally printed

2012
17.5″ x 25.5″

2017 Patchwork Design Expo, Rio and Sao Paulo Brazil

Sacred Threads 2013 Exhibition

Whole cloth digitally printed art quilt,  machine quilting and appliqué. 

In the darkest of moments and most confusing of times, the flower in this art quilt reminds me to look for the positive and know the power of that choice. By choosing love and healing, we can bring light and hope to even the most tragic of settings. We can be inspiration.

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Emergence, detail