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Welcome!

Over the past twenty-five years, my artwork has evolved in both approach and content. It continues to be fueled by my emotions. Through my work I invite the viewer to contemplate my experiences as they are reflected in my art.

On a broader scale, my work tends to interpret cultural and social issues, such as the quest for spiritual meaning, dealing with pain and loss, and the discovery of moments of peace and happiness within. All of these issues are filtered through my eyes: the eyes of a woman, a wife, a daughter, a mother. Being an artist is both painful and healing for me.

Most of my work, regardless of presentation, contains fiber, as I like the malleability and familiarity it presents. I am a lifelong journal keeper, so I generally begin working in my journal. Sketches, writing and marks made there often end up in my work, though they are not always visible to the viewer.

cover of bookUncommon Threads: Ohio's Art Quilt Revolution

My first book, Uncommon Threads: Ohio’s Art Quilt Revolution, published by Ohio University Press, will be in book stores in November 2006. It traces the emergence the art quilt as a medium and shows the central role Ohio artists played in its creation. You can read more about it here or order a copy online.