Textiles
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Seeing Red, 12.5 x 68", handstitched raw-edge appliqué, machine finished, cotton batik fabrics, January 2017.
Pilgrimage/The Genuine Heart of Sadness, 45.5 x 29," handstitched raw-edge appliqué, machine finished, cotton batik fabrics, December 2016.
City, Fragment, 32 x 47", cotton fabrics, machine stitched, November 2016
Grant Park Summer, 31 x 48", cotton batik fabrics, machine stitched, October 2016, Sold.
The Life of the City is Underground, 44 x 41," potato dyed cotton and batik fabrics, machine stitched, January 2016.
City, Snow, 12 x 34", cotton, linen, silk, glass beads, December 2013
Detail, Color/Stitch Test, Hand dyed cotton and linen fabrics, machine stitched, January 2016.
City in My Mind, 42 x 40," cotton fabrics, cotton thread, November 2015.
Remembrance, 22 x 24," cotton fabric, wool roving, cotton batting, glass beads, twigs from my garden, November 2015.
A Thousand Ways up the Mountain, 27 x 36," cotton fabrics, November 2015.
Flesh and Bone, 17 x 24," cotton fabrics, October 2015.
Full Circle, 19 x 21," cotton fabrics, cotton thread, November 2015
Dark Horses
Dark Horses, 45 x 51", hand painted cotton and linen fabrics, cotton gauze, raw edged appliqué, cotton and silk threads, June 2015.
"Prayers Not Just For the ones who Kneel," Sip Coffeehouse, Chicago, July 31, 2015

Evoking the Tibetan prayer flags which inspired them, this grouping of five panels sends prayers of compassion and peace into the universe as the wind stirs the fabrics into movement. 

 

Four panels are made from hand-dyed linen, cotton, and silk vintage textiles that belonged to my mother and grandmothers. 

 

The fifth and central panel, "Selves and other Icons," is made of hand stitched batik fabrics which depict images we hold of ourselves and others, real and imagined, and the power within each of us to transform ourselves and our world.

Selves and Other Icons
Selves and Other Icons, 33 x 44" raw edge appliqué, commercial batik fabrics, silk and cotton threads, June 2015.
Maroon with Pink Square
Maroon with Pink Square, 30 x 62", hand dyed vintage linen and cotton fabrics, silk and cotton threads, June 2015.
Transcend, 28 x 60," April 2015.  Hand dyed cotton, linen, silk, with silk thread and wax.
Blood Moon, 12 x 14," cotton fabrics, glass beads, January 2015.
Reflected Red, nylon, polyester netting, 48 x 78", December 2014
The Genuine Heart of Sadness, 9 x 14," cotton, wool roving, unspun and spun silk and wool, September 2014.
What is Taken Away (is Given Back), 10 x 22", hand dyed silk, cotton, overlaid with dyed silk thread, November 2014
Red Element, 40 x 60", hand dyed cotton, linen, silk, gauze fabrics, glass beads, July 2014
Material Space IV, take II, 28 x 40", cotton, linen, gauze, silk threads, glass beads, July 2014.
Material Space I (Form/Formless), cotton and linen fabrics, overlaid with wool roving, unspun silk, shredded gauze.  January 2014
Spring Equinox, 22 x 29", cotton fabric, overlaid with unspun and spun silk, wool roving, February 2014.
Material Space II, 21x 26", cotton and linen fabrics, overlaid with unspun silk, wool roving, steel wool, shredded gauze.  January 2014.
Diez Calaveras, 22 x 26", cotton, linen, nylon fabrics, netting; wool roving, unspun silk, steel wool; skull collage elements.  February 2014
Grief, 44 x 48", handpainted cotton and silk fabrics, December 2013.
Colorless, detail, cotton, linen, silk, canvas, 14 x 50" 2013
Lake, 46 x 121", cotton fabrics, cotton thread. March 2013.
Equinox, cotton, linen, silk fabrics, silk thread, 16 x 27" October 2013
Textile, 18 x 20", hand dyed cotton, linen, canvas, silk; cotton thread. May 2013.
Bleeding, 18 x 24", cotton fabric, cotton thread, glass beads. May 2013
Asphalt, 12 x16", cotton fabric, cotton thread. May 2013
Six Six by Six quilts:  Moon/Sun; Death is the Glass of Life Broken/Peace; Hand/Peace is Always Beautiful.  Cotton fabrics, cotton thread, glass beads, metal washers, all 6 x 6."  November 2012.
Night, cotton fabrics, cotton thread, 37 x 44."  November 2012.
Second Moon, cotton fabrics, cotton and silk threads, 23.5 x 53." October 2012.
Stillness, cotton fabrics, cotton thread, 42 x 45." October 2012
Loss, Longing, Remembrance, Quilt in Remembrance of Polly Ullrich, 2012.
Storm, 23 x 25", cotton fabric, cotton thread.  September 2012
Contentment, center detail.  40 x 42 inches, cotton, silk thread, glass beads.  July 2012.
Glass Moon, detail, cotton, silk, glass beads, cotton and silk thread, 2011.
Glass Moon, 23 x 50", cotton, silk, and linen fabrics, cotton and silk thread, glass beads.  February 2011.
If Only He'd Had a Sewing Machine, Tribute to Jasper Johns, 12 x 46 inches, cotton, overdyed and bleached cottons, cotton thread, rubber and metal washers, boyscout uniform number, velcro, 2008.
View 2, showing laundry line (and target icon).
Behind the Compass Church, 11 x 34 inches, cotton, glass beads, December 2011.  I saw this tree when I was walking with Drift.  The snow is imagined, as it hasn't snowed enough to stay on the ground yet.  I loved the red berries decorating the bare brown branches -- a natural Christmas tree.
Book of Days, Night, 8.5 x 11 inches, bleached cotton, glass and clay beads, 2003.
Star, 16 x 36 inches, cotton, silk, glass beads, November 2011
Inspired by the Book of Hours.
Time Given to Us, 45 x 58 inches, cotton and silk fabrics; glass, amber, silver and turquoise beads; paper; fossils; family artifacts.
This collage is a 'cabinet of curiosities' centered on my mom's and grandmother's travels and the things they collected, including their visas; letters and postcards; many cards of pressed mosses, plants, and botanical sketches of my mom's, in addition to vials of seeds she collected as a student.