Welcome

Here you will find examples of my work with textiles.  As a  fiber artist I have been particularly influenced by Asian textile  traditions and their construction techniques including Japanese kesa and  Korean pojagi, both of which combine silk scraps into a single piece of  cloth.  The use of delicate silk organza allows me to explore new  methods of layering, using paper, gold leaf, fabric, thread, leaves,  seeds and other materials. As a printmaker, I have used a gelatin plate  printing process to create imagery on mulberry tissue, inserting it  between the silks or have printed directly on the silk layers.  My  latest works have been printed from linoleum blocks. All the silk pieces  are translucent and move with the slightest of breezes.  Other bodies  of work echo my environmental and political concerns.  I hope you enjoy  them, and thank you for visiting