201721″ x 48″Global Murmurs 2017Sacred Threads 2019 9/11 affected me deeply as my childhood revolved around lower Manhattan. My quilt, Ground Zero Reborn, captures my healing journey and my perception of how the site has healed over time. The three joined scenes in my quilt, “Remember”, “Respect”, and “Rebirth” trace the evolution of Ground Zero […]
Mind/body training has played a pivotal role in my life for over 25 years. I have practiced and taught the Japanese martial art of Aikido since 1986.
Aikido involves redirecting and dissipating energy from an attacker by aligning with the attacking energy. The aikido practitioner learns to work with energy, to send and receive, to redirect and harmonize. Movements in the art are circular in nature.
It is only natural that my love of this art would manifest in my art quilts, sometimes focusing on the play of energy seen in aikido, other times reflecting in energy flows in everyday life.
2013 28″ x 21″ Quilts: A World of Beauty – IQA Judged Show, Fall ’15 Housto New Directions ’14 All matter in the universe is composed of energy. We use merely a fraction of that stored energy. Imagine if you could see the energy stored in everything. What would something as simple as a railing […]
2014 32″ x 44″ Sacred Threads 2015 Sacred Threads 2015 Traveling Exhibit Seeing the world through the eyes of my granddaughter reminds me constantly what a precious gift it is to be open to exploring the world around us. Her joy in experiencing snow for the first time inspired me to create this art quilt […]
201024.5″ x 25.5″Not For Sale Pieced and appliquéd fiber art quilt with embellishment and decorative stitching. This contemporary art quilt suggests the passage of energy in the martial art of Aikido from one person to another. When the timing between the two parties is in synch, the result is akin to dance. Detail Image – […]
201014.5″ 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 […]
201144″ x 35″ Exhibited in 2012 Northwest Quilting Expo’s Juried Quilt Show. This machine quilted art quilt combines pieced, fused, and appliqué techniques and includes decorative stitching and hand beading. Life, at times, can create a feeling of being besieged and bombarded by outside events, with energy draining and thoughts spinning endlessly. I created this […]