15”h x 13” w x 2.5”d
Fiber assemblage made with yarn, wired yarn, beads, pompons, elastic, felted balls, buttons done on a plastic grid mounted on yarn-wrapped stretchers.
Bath mat, fabric, beads, handmade paper and paper beads, wood, yarn, metal hooks, wood, Danish coaster
31h x11w x4d
Piece 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
Two 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
Yarn, beads, minerals, fabric, embroidery floss, thread, buttons, plastic canvas, wire. Plastic canvas, woven, sewn, wired and beaded.
Acrylic 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.
Personal photo taken in a jazz club printed on silk, woven and embroidered plastic canvas, appliqued and stuffed fabric, wrapped yarn, beads, wire, metal hooks, vintage pin bought at a flea market in Germany
11”h x 30”w x 15” d
Assemblage 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.
Vintage red box, yarn, cut straws, buttons, hair rollers, wire, fabric trim, buttons, beads, woven plastic canvas, yarn, wire, felt balls, pompoms, metal hooks
Open wood box, paper mache, rocks, wood, animal bones, acrylic paint, liquid glass, pottery shards, stuffed fabric
Open wooden box, animal bones, handmade paper and paper beads, beads, wood, pumice gel, paint, lint, wire, hemp, thread, yarn, trash
Triangular 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.
Small 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.”
Original 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.
23”h x 15”w x 1.5”d
Wooden 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.
Yellow 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.
Acrylic 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.
12”h x 12” w
Acrylic on machine-sewn paper with pasted cut paper, fabric, and hand-sewn embroidery floss and gauze.
This 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.
This 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.
Original photo printed on cotton with subtle beading.
Cotton, beads, photograph taken in Brussels.
This 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.
58”h x 27”w x 3”d
Machine, 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.
81”h x 55”w x 7”d
Hand- 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.
Amok 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.
58”h x 27”w x 2”d
Fabric collage on Japanese fabric with wrapped yarn, tree branches, twigs, buttons, twine, embroidery floss, dried acrylic paint.
80”h x 36”w x 7”d
Stretched 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.
15” h x 7”w x 5” d
Metal construction built on wooden box using a circuit box, wire, steel wool, metal clips, twine, mesh, springs, acrylic paint.
31"h x 19"w x 4"d
Assemblage of hanging wood, plastic, plastic wrap, plastic tubes, netting, fabric strips, yarn and scavenged industrial broom fragment.
SONORAN DESERT SERIES
Found wood, fabric, yarn, ribbon, thread, beads, hardware, hemp, florist’s moss. Handmade objects sewn, embroidered, woven, and wired to a piece of wood found by the Hudson River.
Watercolor overlaid with collage elements and then hand-woven and sewn with yarn, embroidery floss, hemp, twine. Enhanced with beading.
Painted, machine-sewn, and hand-sewn paper with beads, hemp, twine, polyester stuffing, handmade paper, and other collaged elements. Use of acrylic gels and liquid glass.
Machine and hand-sewn collage on Masonite panel using paper, handmade paper, yarn , acrylic paint and gels, fabric, wood, fibers and beads.