I love to work with fiber! I am a fiber artist. I've been asked-what does that mean? Imagine art that hangs on the wall. You've seen it-it might be paintings or framed photographs or drawings but you can see it in your minds eye, hanging on that wall. I'm sure you've probably got some hanging in your living room. Now imagine that the art hanging on your wall is made of cloth! That's fiber art.
How do you get cloth to be art, you say? That's where I come in, I use a variety of techniques. Sometimes I paint right on the cloth, sometimes I print photographs on cloth, sometimes I join pieces of cloth together in nontraditional ways and maybe attach weird objects (like glass) to it. Other times I do all of these in one piece of art. For me, quilting is always involved somewhere in the process. (If you're brain hurts from reading, you can look at the fiber art now by clicking the image below.)
My art has evolved over time. For a long time I kept sewing and art in different places in my brain. I exhibited at art festivals but always just with photographs printed on traditional paper and in traditional frames. I had all of the parts and pieces for both worlds-I had sewing equipment and fabric and an archival printer and fancy software to work with photos but the worlds of photography and fabric didn't intersect.
One day all of the stars aligned and I started printing photographs onto cloth!
Then I started working with paint on cloth.
It snowballed from there. Another one of my favorite things to do became fussy cutting fused fabric and building art with that. To see some of these creations, click .
Currently I am focusing all of my energies on working with cloth. Sorry but I no longer print photographs onto paper. I still use some of the wonderful images I have taken but now I use them solely on fabric. Sometimes I just use them as a reference for making an art quilt that I create through drawing. Stay tuned for more of those to show up on this site.