Sea of Marmara
A White Is A White Is A White
Red, Black & White
Griddle Pan Dreamcatcher
Bumble Bee Jasper
Morin Khuur/Mongolian Stringed Instrument
Georgia On My Mind (O’Keeffe)
French Flea Market
Things that Mesh
Bridge Down Umber
Think Positive (Apple Corer)
Homage to Childe Hassam
Reeds on Hudson
Red Bandito15”h x 13” w x 2.5”dFiber assemblage made with yarn, wired yarn, beads, pompons, elastic, felted balls, buttons done on a plastic grid mounted on yarn-wrapped stretchers.2016
Gray Areas29x24x4.5Bath mat, fabric, beads, handmade paper and paper beads, wood, yarn, metal hooks, wood, Danish coaster
Momoushka31h x11w x4dPiece of stained wood found in a clearance aisle, sewn and stuffed fabric, beads, yarn, re-used feather trim, silicone pot handle holders, handmade paper, buttons, hemp, embroidery floss, wire, metal hooks
Corpuscular46 x22.5x6Two cooling racks, found wood, bones, rocks, sewn and stuffed fabric, woven and wrapped yarn, hemp, paper spools, beads, handmade paper, paper beads, rubber bands, potpourri elements, floral elements, earplugs, wire, metal hooks
Margolit8x10x1Yarn, beads, minerals, fabric, embroidery floss, thread, buttons, plastic canvas, wire. Plastic canvas, woven, sewn, wired and beaded.
Mixed Mediascape14x11x1/2Acrylic painting on cardboard sewn to a plastic canvas and embroidered,woven, and beaded. Recently completed in a hotel room in Luxembourg. Cardboard, acrylic paint, yarn, embroidery floss, beads, plastic canvas.
Sea of Marmara14x11x1/2Stuffed fabric shapes sewn to a plastic canvas that has been patchworked, sewn, embroidered, and woven. Recently completed in a hotel room in Luxembourg.Fabric (silk, velvet, cotton), buttons, vintage earrings, yarn, embroidery floss, twine, pompoms from Nepal, beads, plastic canvas.
Jazz Club21x13x3Personal photo taken in a jazz club printed on silk, woven and embroidered plastic canvas, appliquéd and stuffed fabric, wrapped yarn, beads, wire, metal hooks, vintage pin bought at a flea market in Germany.
A White Is A White Is A White11”h x 30”w x 15” dAssemblage of wood, wooden spool holder, paper, fabric and card board, mounted on wood and covered with a plastic bath mat. Objects connected with hardware, wire, twine, and thread.2015
Red, Black & White16x12x5Vintage red box, yarn, cut straws, buttons, hair rollers, wire, fabric trim, buttons, beads, woven plastic canvas, yarn, wire, felt balls, pompoms, metal hooks
Crypto111.5x5.5x2Open wood box, paper mache, rocks, wood, animal bones, acrylic paint, liquid glass, pottery shards, stuffed fabric
Crypto2Open wooden box, animal bones, handmade paper and paper beads, beads, wood, pumice gel, paint, lint, wire, hemp, thread, yarn, trash
Griddle Pan Dreamcatcher
Wishbone26x11x6Triangular toilet tank gasket with hanging stuffed fabric shapes, paper, and fibers.Rubber gasket, hairnet, twine, hemp, copper wire, copper thread, paper, found dried grass, trash.
Inflammatory Bowel29x17x4Small and large fabric intestines stuffed, sewn, embroidered, and suspended from a yarn-wrapped stick.Ripped-up dress (bought for this project), nylon stockings, cheesecloth, yarn, hemp, wire, wood, styrofoam “buds.”
Motherboarding23”h x 15”w x 1.5”dWooden relief made of hardware, wood, copper, fabric, beads, yarn, jar lid, metal hook, plastic grid, wire, acrylic paint, jar lid, copper screen, wire, embroidery thread, buttons, painted screws.2016
Onion Skins14x11x2Original photo of onion skins printed on silk. Elements of this photo and other original photos are sewn and stuffed as are coordinating fabrics. Shapes are embroidered, woven, and beaded onto a plastic canvas. Recently completed in a hotel room in Luxembourg.Silk, original photos, fabric, yarn, embroidery floss, buttons, beads, mother-of-pearl, plastic canvas.
Bumble Bee Jasper27x19x5Yellow cotton, machine-pieced, decoratively sewn, and mounted on aida cross-stitch fabric. This is then enhanced with fiber-collage elements – some stuffed – embroidery, weaving, and beading. The piece is then suspended from a copper paper towel holder.Aida fabric, cotton, wool, textured pantyhose, waxed paper, paint, buttons, horn, beads, horsehair, wire, embroidery floss, yarn and, of course, a piece of BumbleBee Jasper.
Morin Khuur/Mongolian Stringed Instrument33x21x4Acrylic painting on canvas that has gone through three evolutions. The original painting dates from 2014. It was then collaged and beaded. The woven, embroidered, and stuffed fabric components are recent. It kept morphing until it reached it present proportions of balance and excitement.
Paradise Trashed12”h x 12” wAcrylic on machine-sewn paper with pasted cut paper, fabric, and hand-sewn embroidery floss and gauze.2014
Georgia On My Mind (O’Keeffe)5x7This started as a watercolor on paper that I painted in Luxembourg in 2015. It wasn’t a favorite… so I felt free to experiment. I machine sewed a pattern and took off from there by hand sewing the usual suspects: yarn, fabric, embroidery floss, and beads. It reminded me of O’Keeffe’s early watercolor landscapes; she is one of my favorite artists.
Goulash8x10This is another piece that has gone through a number of mutations. It started as an encaustic on encaustic board. It was done at a workshop at R & F Paints in Kingston, NY. This was my first stab at the medium and I was less than pleased with the result. Of course, the benefit of this predicament is that you don’t care if you ruin what you originally had. This gave me the freedom to take it to the limits… and beyond. I added stuffed fabric pieces, different textures of yarn, lace, and a striped pompom. Whenever I look at it, it makes me smile; that’s a job well done.Encaustic board, encaustics (pigmented wax), button, beads, fabric, yarns, piece of an orange plastic bag (from oranges), pompom, embroidery floss, and lace.
Patisserie Belgique5x7x1/4Original photo printed on cotton with subtle beading.Cotton, beads, photograph taken in Brussels.
Time Being10x10This piece is a totem for me. Making it felt like alchemy. At the time, I was in a papermaking period, making lots of paper slurry in different colors as components for different projects. I most often made “slurry beads.” This piece is made of slurry beads and “slurried” yarn. I call it “slurry” because it’s a concoction of paper, water, paste, and pigment. It has lots of handmade paper, beads, and fabric. I found the circular object when walking on a beach along the Hudson; I do not know what it is; I do know I was meant to find it. I named the piece after reading Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being.”Hand-sprayed mixed media paper with slurry, slurry beads, slurried yarn, stuffed fabric, handmade paper, beads, yarn, empty watercolor tube, twine, paper trash, twig, and mysterious found object.
Purple Loop58”h x 27”w x 3”dMachine, hand-sewn, embroidered and woven fabric collage on a rag rug, mounted with copper hardware, and made with torn fabric strips, cut fabric shapes, yarn, twine, beads, hand painted beads, fishing net, embroidery floss.2014
Bloodflowers81”h x 55”w x 7”dHand- and machine-sewn fabric on rag rug, using photos of child soldiers printed on silk and cotton, embroidered and woven with materials including wood, loofa slices, beads, twine, and fake flowers.2015
Amok8x10Amok is a mostly traditional paper collage. It was the product of disgust and despair after a period of paying attention to world events. I made it with saved scraps that I found evocative and provocative. I think that chaos (explored in this piece) is reality; we can only learn to accept and manage it the best we can. Paper, fabric scraps, cork, and cord on Bristol board.
Eagle Scout58”h x 27”w x 2”dFabric collage on Japanese fabric with wrapped yarn, tree branches, twigs, buttons, twine, embroidery floss, dried acrylic paint.2014
French Flea Market80”h x 36”w x 7”dStretched canvas collage with dish drainer, cleaning brush, plastic chain, plastic bottles, spools, hair rollers, cosmetic puffs, twine, yarn, fishing net, hardware, wood, buttons, beads, wire, screen, net, sponge.2014
Well Webbed5” h x 7”w x 5” dMetal construction built on wooden box using a circuit box, wire, steel wool, metal clips, twine, mesh, springs, acrylic paint.2015
Things that Mesh31"h x 19"w x 4"dAssemblage of hanging wood, plastic, plastic wrap, plastic tubes, netting, fabric strips, yarn and scavenged industrial broom fragment.2014
Black Mamba7.5”h x 7”w x6.5” dAssemblage on wooden box with wood scraps from Habitat for Humanity project, paper, wool, beads, buttons, twine, plastic, wire mesh, acrylic paint.2015
Bridge Down Umber30”h x 36”w x 8”dFound wood “span” attached by purse holders onto two assembled wood block supports, collaged with fabric, cardboard, yarn and buttons. All wood painted in matte or gloss umber. Crisscross suspension of florist supply branch and found branch.2015
Think Positive (Apple Corer)27.5”h x 11” w x 8.5”dAssemblage of wooden box, copper screen, found plastic, apple corer, rubber stair tread, mounted on wood covered with billboard material. Nevelson-like relief of shiny and matte black objects, some hanging on wire or thread.2015
Whispering Copper25”h x 8”w x 4.5”dAssemblage on a broken wood cutting board , using metal, hardware, vintage brooch, beads, twine, embroidery floss, fabric, plastic and wire.2015
Klopsiki Park11.5”h x 8.5”w x 3.5” dPart of a wooden dish drainer, with dowels wrapped in yarn, twine, fabric, balloon, and wire mesh. Vintage bracelet (with price tag) loops around the structure.2015
Homage to Childe Hassam20”h x 16”wAcrylic on canvas.2013
Reeds on Hudson20”h x 16”wAcrylic on canvas.2013
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